[pin-uh-sahy-toh-sis, pahy-nuh-] /ˌpɪn ə saɪˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌpaɪ nə-/
the transport of fluid into a cell by means of local infoldings by the cell membrane so that a tiny vesicle or sac forms around each droplet, which is then taken into the interior of the cytoplasm.
from Greek pinein “to drink” (see imbibe) + -cytosis.
pinocytosis pin·o·cy·to·sis (pĭn’ə-sĭ-tō’sĭs, -sī-, pī’nə-)
Introduction of fluids into a cell by invagination of the cell membrane, followed by formation of vesicles within the cells.
pin’o·cy·tot’ic (-tŏt’ĭk) adj.
[pi-noh-lee; Spanish pee-naw-le] /pɪˈnoʊ li; Spanish piˈnɔ lɛ/ noun 1. corn or wheat, dried, ground, and sweetened, usually with the flour of mesquite beans. [pi-nohl] /pɪˈnoʊl/ noun 1. a town in W California. /pɪˈnəʊlɪ/ noun 1. (in the southwestern United States) flour made of parched ground corn, mesquite beans, sugar, etc
- Pin on
verb phrase To make an accusation; inculpate; hang on: Police indicated they had little to pin on them Attribute to someone, especially a wrongdoing or crime. For example, They pinned the murder on the wrong man. This expression uses pin in the sense of “attach.” [ First half of 1900s ]
[pin-yuh n, peen-yohn, peen-yohn; Spanish pee-nyawn] /ˈpɪn yən, ˈpin yoʊn, pinˈyoʊn; Spanish piˈnyɔn/ noun, plural piñons Spanish, piñones [pee-nyaw-nes] /piˈnyɔ nɛs/ (Show IPA) 1. Also, pinyon. Also called pinyon pine, nut pine. any of several pines of southwestern North America, as Pinus monophylla or P. edulis, bearing edible, nutlike seeds. 2. Also called piñon nut. […]
- Pin one on
verb phrase Related Terms hang one on