agranular endoplasmic reticulum

[ā-grănyə-lər]

n.

Endoplasmic reticulum lacking in ribosomal granules, usually a characteristic of cells that secrete steroid hormones.

Nearby words

  1. agra,
  2. agrafe,
  3. agraffe,
  4. agram,
  5. agrammatism,
  6. agranulocyte,
  7. agranulocytosis,
  8. agranuloplastic,
  9. agrapha,
  10. agraphia


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