Golgi body

Golgi body

noun Cell Biology.
an organelle, consisting of layers of flattened sacs, that takes up and processes secretory and synthetic products from the endoplasmic reticulum and then either releases the finished products into various parts of the cell cytoplasm or secretes them to the outside of the cell.
Also called Golgi apparatus, Golgi complex.


Origin:
1920–25

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Golgi body, Golgi apparatus or Golgi complex
 
n
a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport
 
[C20: named after C. Golgi]
 
Golgi apparatus, Golgi apparatus or Golgi complex
 
n
 
[C20: named after C. Golgi]
 
Golgi complex, Golgi apparatus or Golgi complex
 
n
 
[C20: named after C. Golgi]

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