- The engulfing of liquids by cells by a process of invagination and closure of the cell membrane to form fluid-filled vacuoles.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The process whereby cells take in liquid material from their external environment; literally 'cell drinking'. Liquid is enclosed in vesicles, formed by invagination of the plasma membrane. These vesicles then move into the cell and pass their contents to endosomes. Reference(s): ISBN:0198506732
Definition from: Gene Ontology via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.