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pin·o·cy·to·sis(pĭn′ə-sĭ-tō′sĭs, -sī-, pī′nə-)
Introduction of fluids into a cell by invagination of the cell membrane, followed by formation of vesicles within the cell.
pin′o·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
(Biology) biology a method by which a cell takes in and absorbs fluid by the process of invagination followed by tightening and closing off of the cell membrane
pin•o•cy•to•sis(ˌpɪn ə saɪˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌpaɪ nə-)
the endocytic transport of fluid into a living cell by the formation in the cell membrane of a separate tiny vacuole around each droplet.
pin•o•cy•tot•ic (-saɪˈtɒt ɪk) pin`o•cyt′ic (-ˈsaɪ tɪk) adj.