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Golgi apparatus

noun

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

Camillo Golgi
First Known Use: 1916

Golgi apparatus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical 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

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