- 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.
Origin of Golgi body
First recorded in 1920–25
Also called Golgi apparatus, Golgi complex.
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Golgi apparatus or Golgi complex
- a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport
Word Origin for Golgi body
C20: named after C. Golgi
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- 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.Golgi apparatus
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