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Golgi body

[ gohl-jee bod-ee, gawl-jee ]

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.


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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Golgi body1

First recorded in 1920–25

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Golgi body1

C20: named after C. Golgi

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Golgi apparatus Golgotha