Meaning of pinocytosis
Pronunciation: (pin"u-sī-tō'sis, pī"nu-), [key]
— n. Physiol.
- the transport of fluid into a cell by means of local infoldings by the cell membrane so that a tiny vesicle or sac forms around each droplet, which is then taken into the interior of the cytoplasm.
- pinocytosis (Thesaurus)