pinocytosis

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noun pi·no·cy·to·sis \ ˌpi-nə-sə-ˈtō-səs , ˌpī- , -ˌsī- \

Definition of pinocytosis

plural pinocytoses play \ˌpi-nə-sə-ˈtō-ˌsēz, ˌpī-, -ˌsī-\
:the uptake of fluid and dissolved substances by a cell by invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane

pinocytotic

play \ˌpi-nə-sə-ˈtä-tik, ˌpī-, -ˌsī-\ or pinocytic play \ˌpi-nə-ˈsī-tik, ˌpī-\ adjective

pinocytotically

play \ˌpi-nə-sə-ˈtä-ti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpī-, -ˌsī-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of pinocytosis

New Latin, from Greek pinein to drink + New Latin cyt- + -osis — more at potable


Medical Dictionary

pinocytosis

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noun pi·no·cy·to·sis \ ˌpin-ə-sə-ˈtō-səs , ˌpīn- , -ˌsī- \

medical Definition of pinocytosis

plural pinocytoses play \-ˌsēz\
:the uptake of fluid and dissolved substances by a cell by invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane

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