emiocytosis


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ex·o·cy·to·sis

(ek'sō-sī-to'sis),
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 Compare: endocytosis.
[exo- + G. kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

emiocytosis

/emio·cy·to·sis/ (e″me-o-si-to´sis) the ejection of material, e.g., insulin granules, from a cell.

ex·o·cy·to·sis

(eksō-sī-tōsis)
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.
Compare: endocytosis
[exo- + G. kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

emiocytosis

a form of glandular secretion in which granules storing the secretory product are released through the plasma membrane into the extracellular space. Seen in insulin secretion by beta cells of the pancreas.
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