|coated vesicle||medical dictionary|
<cell biology> Vesicle formed as an invagination of the plasma membrane (a coated pit) and that is surrounded by a basket of clathrin. Associated with receptor mediated pinocytosis and receptor recycling.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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