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exocytosis

Pronunciation: ek'so-si-to'sis

Definition:

  1. The appearance of migrating inflammatory cells in the epidermis.
  2. The process whereby secretory granules or droplets are released from a cell; the membrane around the granule fuses with the cell membrane, which ruptures, and the secretion is discharged.

Synonym(s): emeiocytosis, emiocytosis

[exo- + G. kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

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