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Meaning of endocytosis

en•do•cy•to•sis

Pronunciation: (en"dō-sī-tō'sis), [key]
— n. Physiol.
  1. the transport of solid matter or liquid into a cell by means of a coated vacuole or vesicle (distinguished from exocytosis). Cf. phagocytosis, pinocytosis.
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