pinocytotic


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pin·o·cy·to·sis

 (pĭn′ə-sĭ-tō′sĭs, -sī-, pī′nə-)
n.
Introduction of fluids into a cell by invagination of the cell membrane, followed by formation of vesicles within the cell.

[Greek pīnein, to drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots + cyt(o)- + -osis.]

pin′o·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.

pinocytotic

(ˌpaɪnəʊsaɪˈtɒtɪk) or

pinocytic

adj
(Biology) biology formed by or relating to the process of pinocytosis
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2) The cytoplasm contains aggregates of intermediate filaments and a linear array of perimembranous pinocytotic vesicles.
Examination of tumor cells on electron microscopy will reveal (1) desmosomes, (2) arrays of cytoplasmic, uniformly dispersed microfilaments in the presence or absence of dense bodies, and (3) pinocytotic vesicles with basal lamina separating the tumor cells from the stroma.
Cells with absorptive function that is rarely observed in the epithelial layer have microvilli on the free surface; and several pinocytotic vesicles, multivesicular bodies, and mitochondria were found in the upper portion of cytoplasm (Fig.
They showed that the combined exposure to RF EMFs and pulsed and static magnetic fields gave rise to a significant pinocytotic transport of albumin from the capillaries into the brain.