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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid.

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  • The two main forms of endocytosis are phagocytosis and pinocytosis.
  • I don't think any cell in the body can take us in by pinocytosis or by any other means.
  • The same is true for pinocytosis (the "drinking" of organic substances) and the release of wastes that are contained in contractile vacuoles.
  • The primary types of specialized transport mechanisms are: facilitated diffusion; active transport; and endocytosis (phagocytosis and pinocytosis). for more
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