a type of endocytosis in which the engulfed liquid remains within a separate vacuole
Origin of pinocytosisfrom Classical Greek pinein, to drink, after phagocytosis
Introduction of fluids into a cell by invagination of the cell membrane, followed by formation of vesicles within the cell.
Origin of pinocytosisGreek pīnein to drink ; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots. cyt(o)- -osis