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n. pl. ex·o·cy·to·ses (-sēz′)
A process of cellular secretion or excretion in which substances contained in vesicles are discharged from the cell by fusion of the vesicular membrane with the outer cell membrane.

ex′o·cy·tose′ (-tōs′) v.
ex′o·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.


(Biochemistry) a process by which material is exported from a biological cell


(ˌɛk soʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs)

the transport of matter out of a living cell by the movement of a filled vacuole to the cell membrane and the extrusion of its contents (disting. from endocytosis).
ex`o•cy•tot′ic (-ˈtɒt ɪk) ex`o•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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