Golgi apparatus

noun

variants or Golgi body or Golgi complex
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
: any of two or more such organelles within a cell compare dictyosome

Word History

Etymology

Camillo Golgi

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Golgi apparatus was in 1916

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“Golgi apparatus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Golgi%20apparatus. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Golgi apparatus

noun
Gol·​gi apparatus
ˈgȯl-(ˌ)jē-
: a stack of flattened sacs of membranes in the cytoplasm of a cell that is active in the formation and transport of cell products

called also Golgi complex

Medical Definition

Golgi apparatus

noun
variants or Golgi body or Golgi complex
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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