micropinocytosis

noun

mi·​cro·​pi·​no·​cy·​to·​sis ˌmī-krō-ˌpī-nō-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce micropinocytosis (audio)
plural micropinocytoses -ˈtō-ˌsēz How to pronounce micropinocytosis (audio)
: the incorporation of macromolecules or other chemical substances into cells by membrane invagination and the pinching off of relatively minute vesicles

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“Micropinocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/micropinocytosis. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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