Definition of Golgi apparatus
: a cytoplasmic organelle that consists of a stack of smooth membranous saccules and associated vesicles and that is active in the modification and transport of proteins —called also Golgi complex — see cell illustration
Origin of golgi apparatus
First Known Use: 1916
Medical Definition of Golgi apparatus
1: a cytoplasmic organelle that consists of a stack of several to many smooth, membranous saccules and associated vesicles active in the modification and transport of proteins
2: any of two or more such organelles within a cell—compare dictyosome
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