Golgi apparatus

noun
variants: or Golgi body or Golgi complex

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

Origin and Etymology of golgi apparatus

Camillo Golgi


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Golgi apparatus

noun
variants: or Golgi body or Golgi complex

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

Illustration of golgi apparatus



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