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Endocytosis

Synonym(s)

  • vesicle endocytosis

Definition(s)

The uptake by a cell of material from the environment by invagination of its plasma membrane.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The uptake of external materials by cells by the invagination of small region of the plasma membrane to form a new intracellular membrane-limited vesicle. Reference(s): ISBN:0716731363 ISBN:0198506732

Definition from: Gene Ontology via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Incorporation of substances into a cell by phagocytosis or pinocytosis.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014