rough endoplasmic reticulum


: endoplasmic reticulum studded with ribosomes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The nucleus contains the genetic information of a cell, which gets translated and produced into proteins in the rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus, two other organelles. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rough endoplasmic reticulum was in 1972

Dictionary Entries Near rough endoplasmic reticulum


rough endoplasmic reticulum

rough fig

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“Rough endoplasmic reticulum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Medical Definition

rough endoplasmic reticulum

: endoplasmic reticulum that is studded with ribosomes

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