pinocytosis

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

Definition of pinocytosis 

: the uptake of fluid and dissolved substances by a cell by invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane

Other words from pinocytosis

pinocytotic \ˌpi-nə-sə-ˈtä-tik, ˌpī-, -ˌsī- \ or pinocytic \ˌpi-nə-ˈsī-tik, ˌpī- \ adjective
pinocytotically \ˌpi-nə-sə-ˈtä-ti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpī-, -ˌsī- \ adverb

First Known Use of pinocytosis

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pinocytosis

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

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pinocytosis

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

Medical Definition of pinocytosis 

: the uptake of fluid and dissolved substances by a cell by invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane

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