Definition of Pinocytosis

1. Noun. Process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid.




Definition of Pinocytosis

1. Noun. (biology) A form of endocytosis in which material enters a cell through its membrane and is incorporated in vesicles for digestion ¹

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Definition of Pinocytosis

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Medical Definition of Pinocytosis

1. Uptake of fluid filled vesicles into cells (endocytosis). Macro pinocytosis and micro pinocytosis are distinct processes, the latter being energy independent and involving the formation of receptor ligand clusters on the outside of the plasma membrane and clathrin on the cytoplasmic face. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinocytosis

pinnulated
pinnule
pinnules
pinny
pinnywinkles
pinochle
pinochles
pinocle
pinocles
pinocyte
pinocytic
pinocytose
pinocytosed
pinocytoses
pinocytosing
pinocytosis (current term)
pinocytotic
pinocytotic vesicle
pinocytotically
pinole
pinolenic acid
pinoles
pinon
pinon nut
pinon pine
pinones
pinons
pinophytes
pinopod

Literary usage of Pinocytosis

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1. Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli (2006)
"On the other hand, if the teacher is simply looking for a way for a student to express what she knows about pinocytosis, it doesn't matter what test format ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1906)
"Details relating to phagocytosis, pinocytosis, op- sonic action, and other phases of the leukocyte function are dealt with elsewhere. (See p. 174. ..."

3. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"... and absorb liquid substances, which are thus rendered harmless to the organism, and to this property the term pinocytosis has been given by this author. ..."

4. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"... that contain high concentrations of degradative enzymes and are known to destroy foreign substances that cells engulf by pinocytosis and phagocytosis. ..."

5. Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli (2006)
"On the other hand, if the teacher is simply looking for a way for a student to express what she knows about pinocytosis, it doesn't matter what test format ..."

6. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1906)
"Details relating to phagocytosis, pinocytosis, op- sonic action, and other phases of the leukocyte function are dealt with elsewhere. (See p. 174. ..."

7. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"... and absorb liquid substances, which are thus rendered harmless to the organism, and to this property the term pinocytosis has been given by this author. ..."

8. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"... that contain high concentrations of degradative enzymes and are known to destroy foreign substances that cells engulf by pinocytosis and phagocytosis. ..."

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