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 internalization of both tracers from the lumen occurs predominant at the level of coated pits. The tracers are seen in coated pits, large coated vesicles, apical tubules, pale and dense multivesicular bodies, and secondary lysosomes.