dictyosome

noun dic·tyo·some \ ˈdik-tē-ə-ˌsōm \

Definition of dictyosome

: golgi apparatus 1
Note: Dictyosome is used especially in reference to plants, algae, and single-celled organisms.

Origin and Etymology of dictyosome

dictyo- + 3-some
Note: Term introduced by the English biologist John Edmund Sharrock Moore (1870-1947) in "Some Points in the Origin of the Reproductive Elements in Apus and Branchipus," Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, no. 138 (September, 1893), vol. 35, p. 263: "At this period of the metamorphosis…a number of most remarkable bodies make their appearance, more or less exclusively related to the cell periphery, but connected one to another and to the inner group of chromosomes by fine strands, which remain uncoloured by reagents; and, and as their relation to these fine threads suggests the nodal points in a net, I have termed them dictyosomes…."


Medical Dictionary

dictyosome

noun dic·tyo·some \ ˈdik-tē-ə-ˌsōm \

medical Definition of dictyosome

: golgi apparatus 1
Note: Dictyosome is used especially in reference to plants, algae, and single-celled organisms.

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