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Golgi body

noun, Cell Biology
1.
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
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for golgi complex

Golgi body

noun
1.
a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport
Word Origin
C20: named after C. Golgi
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golgi complex in Medicine

Golgi complex n.
A complex of parallel, flattened saccules, vesicles, and vacuoles that lies adjacent to the nucleus of a cell and is concerned with the formation of secretions within the cell. Also called Golgi apparatus.

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