noun Physiology.
the transport of solid matter or liquid into a cell by means of a coated vacuole or vesicle (distinguished from exocytosis ).

1960–65; endo- + -cyte + -osis, perhaps on the model of phagocytosis

endocytic [en-doh-sit-ik] , endocytotic [en-doh-sahy-tot-ik] , adjective
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endocytosis (ˌɛndəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs)
the process by which a living cell takes up molecules bound to its surface

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endocytosis en·do·cy·to·sis (ěn'dō-sī-tō'sĭs)
A process of cellular ingestion by which the plasma membrane folds inward to bring substances into the cell.

en'do·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) or en'do·cy·tot'ic (-sī-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
en'do·cy·tose' (-tōs') v.
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