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Medical Term:

rhopheocytosis

Pronunciation: rō′fē-ō-sī-tō′sis

Definition: Formation of vacuoles at a cell surface without prior formation of cytoplasmic projections, by which the cell appears to aspirate surrounding material.

[G. rhopheō, to gulp down, or aspirate, + kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

See Also: pinocytosis

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