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Cells: Exchange with the environment

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diffusion
the process by which molecules move from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration
osmosis
diffusion of water through a selectively permeable membrane
endocytosis
the process by which a cell membrane surrounds a particle and encloses the particle in a vesicle to bring the particle into the cell
exocytosis
the process by which a substance is released from the cell through a vesicle that transports the substance to the cell surface and then fuses with the membrane to let the substance out
passive transport
The movement of substances across a cell membrane without the use of energy by the cell.
active transport
movement of substances across a cell membrane using energy..low to high concentration
semi-permeable
certain substances can pass through