Golgi apparatus

noun
variants: or

Golgi body

or

Golgi complex

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 — see cell illustration

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

Origin and Etymology of golgi apparatus

Camillo Golgi


First Known Use: 1916


Medical Dictionary

Golgi apparatus

noun
variants: or

Golgi body

or

Golgi complex

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



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