- The uptake by a cell of material from the environment by invagination of its plasma membrane.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The uptake of external materials by cells by the invagination of small region of the plasma membrane to form a new intracellular membrane-limited vesicle. Reference(s): ISBN:0716731363 ISBN:0198506732
Definition from: Gene Ontology via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Incorporation of substances into a cell by phagocytosis or pinocytosis.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.