verb (used without object), en·do·cy·tosed, en·do·cy·tos·ing. Physiology.
- (of a cell) to take within by the process of endocytosis.
- the transport of solid matter or liquid into a cell by means of a coated vacuole or vesicle (distinguished from exocytosis).
- the process by which a living cell takes up molecules bound to its surface
- A process of cellular ingestion by which the plasma membrane folds inward to bring substances into the cell.