verb (used without object), en·do·cy·tosed, en·do·cy·tos·ing. Physiology.

  1. (of a cell) to take within by the process of endocytosis.

noun Physiology.

  1. the transport of solid matter or liquid into a cell by means of a coated vacuole or vesicle (distinguished from exocytosis).


  1. the process by which a living cell takes up molecules bound to its surface


  1. A process of cellular ingestion by which the plasma membrane folds inward to bring substances into the cell.
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