caveolae

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caveolae

[kə′vē·ə·lē]
(cell and molecular biology)
Tiny indentations in the cell surface membrane which trap fluids during the process of micropinocytosis.
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Probably, as related by Stevens & Lowe, the coated pits became coated vesicles in the cytosol.
The principal cells of the dog epididymis showed coated pits and vesicles, multivesicular bodies, endosomes and lysosomes, that can suggest that are similar to that described by the rat.
Coated pits, coated vesicles and receptor mediated endocytosis.