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Medical Term:

dynamin

Pronunciation: di'na-min

Definition: A guanosine 5'-triphosphatase (i.e., GTPase) that, by surrounding the neck of a forming pinocytotic vesicle, pinches it off and frees it from the cell membrane, thus releasing it into the cytoplasm.

[G. dynamis, power, + -in]

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