Definition of rhopheocytosis in US English:

rhopheocytosis

noun

Biology
  • A form of pinocytosis constituting part of the process by which red blood cells accumulate iron.

Origin

1960s. From French rhophéocytose from ancient Greek ῥοϕεῖν to gulp down + French -cytose.

Pronunciation

rhopheocytosis

/ˌrəʊfɪəʊsʌɪˈtəʊsɪs/