Definition of endocytosis in English:



mass nounBiology
  • The taking in of matter by a living cell by invagination of its membrane to form a vacuole.

    • ‘During endocytosis, the cell membrane on which the toxin sits gradually encircles the protein complex in an acidic sac or endosome.’
    • ‘In secretory cells membrane trafficking, specifically endocytosis, is inhibited at low pH.’
    • ‘They undergo rapid endocytosis at higher substrate concentration.’
    • ‘It has also been employed to analyze these reactions and to study toxin endocytosis in live cells.’
    • ‘We checked all of the mutants for phenotypes that might indicate defects in endocytosis by other cell types.’