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

First Known Use of Golgi apparatus

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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