micropinocytosis


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micropinocytosis

 [mi″kro-pi″no-si-to´sis]
the taking up into a cell of specific macromolecules by invagination of the plasma membrane, which is then pinched off, resulting in small vesicles in the cytoplasm.

micropinocytosis

/mi·cro·pi·no·cy·to·sis/ (mi″kro-pi″no-si-to´sis) the taking up into a cell of specific macromolecules by invagination of the plasma membrane which is then pinched off, resulting in small vesicles in the cytoplasm.

micropinocytosis

see PINOCYTOSIS.

micropinocytosis

pinocytosis.
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