endocytic /en'doh sit"ik/, endocytotic /en'doh suy tot"ik/, adj.
/en'doh suy toh"sis/, n. Physiol.
the transport of solid matter or liquid into a cell by means of a coated vacuole or vesicle (distinguished from exocytosis). Cf. phagocytosis, pinocytosis.
[1960-65; ENDO- + -CYTE + -OSIS, perh. on the model of PHAGOCYTOSIS]

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