caveola

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caveola ca·ve·o·la (kā-vē'ə-lə)
n. pl. ca·ve·o·lae (-lē')
A small vesicle, or recess, especially one communicating with the outside of a cell and extending inward, indenting the cytoplasm and the cell membrane.

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