Definition of endocytosis in English:

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endocytosis

Pronunciation: /ˌɛndəʊsʌɪˈtəʊsɪs/

noun

[mass noun] Biology
The taking in of matter by a living cell by invagination of its membrane to form a vacuole.
Example sentences
  • During endocytosis, the cell membrane on which the toxin sits gradually encircles the protein complex in an acidic sac or endosome.
  • In secretory cells membrane trafficking, specifically endocytosis, is inhibited at low pH.
  • They undergo rapid endocytosis at higher substrate concentration.

Derivatives

endocytotic

Pronunciation: /ˌɛndəʊsʌɪˈtɒtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Also, formation of endocytotic vesicles at the plasma membrane involves proteins that can severely bend membranes.
  • In many cells, endocytotic membrane retrieval is accelerated by this chemical.
  • Here we summarize what is known of endocytotic cycling in animals and compare those mechanisms with what is known in plants.

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Line breaks: endo|cyto¦sis

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