Literally meaning: “state of drinking-cell”
Origin: Anc Greek
+σώμα/soma(body) > σύμα/sima(=corpse). Homer(9th cen) reffered to word "σώμα" with the meaning of the corpse.
Pinosytosis is the process of forming small intracellular fluid-filled vesicle (smaller than phagosomes) after budding off of the plasma membrane through the phenomenon of pinocytosis