Definición de pinocytosis en inglés:

pinocytosis

Saltos de línea: pino|cyt¦osis
Pronunciación: /ˌpiːnəʊsʌɪˈtəʊsɪs
 
, ˌpɪnəʊ-, ˌpʌɪnəʊ-/

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[mass noun] Biology
The ingestion of liquid into a cell by the budding of small vesicles from the cell membrane.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Cells use pinocytosis to take up TCII hydroxocobalamin.
  • However, small areas of low emission could be found in the cytoplasm, showing that the compound was taken up by the cells, probably by pinocytosis.
  • It is possible that the chemical can gain entry into cells as small, colloidal particles via phagocytosis or pinocytosis and may also enter dead, dying or damaged cells.

Origen

late 19th century: from Greek pino 'drink' + -cytosis on the pattern of phagocytosis.

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