Definition: Internalization of substances from the extracellular environment through the formation of vesicles formed from the plasma membrane. There are two forms: (a) fluid phase (pinocytosis), and (b) receptor mediated.
[endo- + G. kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]
See Also: phagocytosis
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