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Golgi apparatus

noun

Definition of Golgi apparatus

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

Golgi apparatus

noun

Medical Definition of Golgi apparatus

  1. 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. 2:  any of two or more such organelles within a cell—compare dictyosome



Illustration of golgi apparatus

Variants of golgi apparatus

or Golgi body or Golgi complex


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