noun, Cell Biology.
a clathrin-lined depression in the outer surface of a cell membrane, formed of receptors and their specific ligands, that becomes a coated vesicle upon endocytosis.


Read Also:

  • Coated tongue

    coated tongue coat·ed tongue (kō’tĭd) n. The presence of a whitish layer on the upper surface of the tongue, composed of epithelial debris, food particles, and bacteria.

  • Coated-vesicle

    noun, Cell Biology. 1. a clathrin-covered vesicle that forms from the closure of a coated pit, engulfing the ligand-receptor complex in endocytosis.

  • Coatee

    [koh-tee] /koʊˈti/ noun 1. a close-fitting short , especially one with tails or skirts. /kəʊˈtiː; ˈkəʊtiː/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) a short coat, esp for a baby

  • Coates

    [kohts] /koʊts/ noun 1. Eric, 1886–1957, English violist and composer. 2. Joseph Gordon, 1878–1943, New Zealand statesman: prime minister 1925–28. /kəʊts/ noun 1. Joseph Gordon. 1878–1943, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1925–28)

Disclaimer: Coated-pit definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.