rough endoplasmic reticulum
noun Date: 1972 endoplasmic reticulum studded with ribosomes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rough endoplasmic reticulum — n endoplasmic reticulum that is studded with ribosomes * * * a region of the endoplasmic reticulum that bears large numbers of ribosomes on the outer surface of its membrane and is specialized for protein synthesis and folding …   Medical dictionary

  • rough endoplasmic reticulum. — See under endoplasmic reticulum. * * * …   Universalium

  • rough endoplasmic reticulum. — See under endoplasmic reticulum …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough endoplasmic reticulum — Membrane organelle of eukaryotes that forms sheets and tubules. Contains the receptor for the signal receptor particle and binds ribosomes engaged in translating mRNA for secreted proteins and the majority of transmembrane proteins. Also a site… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • endoplasmic reticulum — n a system of interconnected vesicular and lamellar cytoplasmic membranes that functions esp. in the transport of materials within the cell and that is studded with ribosomes in some places see ROUGH ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM * * * a system of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Endoplasmic reticulum — The endoplasmic reticulum (Greek endo = within (prefix), plásma = formed entity , Latin reticulum = little net ), or ER, is an organelle found in all eukaryotic cells that is an interconnected network of tubules, vesicles and cisternae. The lacey …   Wikipedia

  • endoplasmic reticulum — Cell Biol. a network of tubular membranes within the cytoplasm of the cell, occurring either with a smooth surface (smooth endoplasmic reticulum) or studded with ribosomes (rough endoplasmic reticulum), involved in the transport of materials. See …   Universalium

  • endoplasmic reticulum — endoplas′mic retic′ulum n. cbl a network of tubular membranes within the cytoplasm of the cell, occurring either with a smooth surface (smooth endoplasmic reticulum) or studded with ribosomes (rough endoplasmic reticulum), involved in the… …   From formal English to slang

  • endoplasmic reticulum — (en do plas mik rē tik u lum) A system of membranous tubules and flattened sacs (cisternae) in the cytoplasmic matrix of eucaryotic cells. Rough or granular endoplasmic reticulum (RER or GER) bears ribosomes on its surface; smooth or agranular… …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • endoplasmic reticulum — A network of double membranes continuous with the cell membrane and nuclear membrane; if lined with ribosomes called rough, if unlined called smooth …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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