Definition of pinocytotic in US English:

pinocytotic

adjective

Biology
  • See pinocytosis

    • ‘Numerous pinocytotic vesicles were present, aligned in a layer subjacent to the plasma membrane.’
    • ‘Electron microscopic examination showed spindle cells containing fine filaments associated with focal densities and pinocytotic vesicles, indicating rudimentary smooth muscle cell differentiation.’
    • ‘Intracytoplasmic pinocytotic vesicles were rarely found.’
    • ‘Abundant basal lamina, interdigitating cell membrane, rough endoplasmic reticulum, and pinocytotic vesicles were seen in all 3 cases.’
    • ‘The cells had dense basal lamina with pinocytotic vesicles along their surface and numerous cytoplasmic thin microfilaments with dense bodies.’

Pronunciation

pinocytotic

/-tätik/