Golgi apparatus
noun Etymology: Camillo Golgi Date: 1916 a cytoplasmic organelle that consists of a stack of smooth membranous saccules and associated vesicles and that is active in the modification and transport of proteins — called also Golgi complex — see cell illustration

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  • Golgi apparatus — [gôl′jē, gōl′jē] n. 〚after C. Golgi (1844 1926), It neurologist, who first observed it (1909)〛 a network of stainable cytoplasmic fibers, rods, granules, etc., that can collect proteins and secrete them outside the cell: see CELL: also Golgi body …   Universalium

  • Golgi apparatus — [gôl′jē, gōl′jē] n. [after C. Golgi (1844 1926), It neurologist, who first observed it (1909)] a network of stainable cytoplasmic fibers, rods, granules, etc., that can collect proteins and secrete them outside the cell: see CELL: also Golgi body …   English World dictionary

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  • Golgi apparatus — a collection of vesicles and folded membranes in a cell, usually connected to the endoplasmic reticulum. It stores and later transports the proteins manufactured in the endoplasmic reticulum. The Golgi apparatus is well developed in cells that… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Golgi apparatus — Also known as the Golgi body, Golgi vesicles; in plants, the dictyosome; in flagellate protozoa, the parabasal body. Intracellular stack of membrane bounded vesicles in which glycosylation and packaging of secreted proteins takes place; part of… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Golgi apparatus — noun a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions) • Syn: ↑Golgi body, ↑Golgi complex, ↑dictyosome • Hypernyms: ↑vesicle, ↑cyst • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Golgi apparatus — (gol je) A membranous eucaryotic organelle composed of stacks of flattened sacs (cisternae), which is involved in packaging and modifying materials for secretion and many other processes …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • Golgi apparatus — noun A network of membranes in the cytoplasm of those animal cells that produce secretions …   Wiktionary

  • Golgi apparatus — Gol′gi apparat us, n. cbl a cell organelle, composed of layers of flattened sacs, that processes proteins and moves some of them out of the cell …   From formal English to slang

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