adjective see pinocytosis

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  • pinocytic — pino·cyt·ic (pin″o ) (pi″no sitґik) pertaining to a pinocyte or to pinocytosis …   Medical dictionary

  • pinocytic — pi·no·cyt·ic …   English syllables

  • pinocytic — adjective see pinocytotic …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinocytosis — noun (plural pinocytoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pinein to drink + New Latin cyt + osis more at potable Date: 1895 the uptake of fluid and dissolved substances by a cell by invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial system — noun Date: circa 1923 mononuclear phagocyte system; broadly the mononuclear phagocyte system plus certain other cells now known to be pinocytic or only weakly phagocytic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Arp2/3 complex — is a seven subunit protein that plays a major role in the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton. It is a necessary component of the actin cytoskeleton and is therefore ubiquitous in actin cytoskeleton containing eukaryotic cells. [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • Osmotic nephrosis — refers to structural changes that occur at the cellular level in the human kidney. cells of, primarily, the straight proximal tubule swell due to the formation of large vacuoles in the cytoplasm. These vacuoles occur in the presence of large… …   Wikipedia

  • macropinosome — mac·ro·pino·some (mak″ro pinґo sōm) (piґno sōm) [macro + pinosome] the large (up to several hundred nm in diameter) pinocytic vesicle formed by macropinocytosis …   Medical dictionary

  • pinocytosis — [pī΄nə sī tō′sis, pin΄əsī tō′sis] n. pl. pinocytoses [pī΄nə sī tō′sēz΄] a type of endocytosis in which the engulfed liquid remains within a separate vacuole pinocytic [pīn΄ōsīt′ik] adj. pinocytotic [pīn΄ōsī tät′ik] …   English World dictionary

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