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caveola

 [ka″ve-o´lah] (pl. caveo´lae) (L.)
one of the minute pits or incuppings of the cell membrane formed during pinocytosis.

cav·e·o·la

, pl.

cav·e·o·lae

(kav'ē-ō'lă, -lē), Avoid the mispronunciation caveo'la.
A small pocket, vesicle, cave, or recess communicating with the outside of a cell and extending inward, indenting the cytoplasm and the cell membrane. Such caveolae may be pinched off to form free vesicles within the cytoplasm. They are considered to be sites of uptake of materials into the cell, expulsion of materials from the cell, or sites of addition or removal of cell (unit) membrane to or from the cell surface.
[L.]

caveola

/ca·ve·o·la/ (ka″ve-o´lah) pl. caveo´lae   [L.] one of the minute pits or incuppings of the cell membrane formed during pinocytosis.

caveola

pl. caveolae
a small pit, depression, or invagination, such as any of the minute pits or incuppings of the cell membrane formed during pinocytosis, which close and then pinch off to form small, free, fluid-filled vesicles in the cytoplasm.

cav·e·o·la

, pl. caveolae (kā-vē'ōlă, -lē)
A small pocket, vesicle, cave, or recess communicating with the outside of a cell and extending inward, indenting the cytoplasm and the cell membrane. Caveolae are considered to be sites of uptake of materials into the cell, expulsion of materials from the cell, or addition or removal of cell (unit) membrane to or from the cell surface.
[L.]

caveola

pl. caveolae [L.] one of the minute pits or incuppings of the cell membrane formed during pinocytosis.