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Golgi body

[ gohl-jee bod-ee, gawl-jee ]
/ 藞go蕣l d蕭i 藢b蓲d i, 藞g蓴l d蕭i /
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noun Cell Biology.
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.
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Also called Gol路gi ap路pa路rat路us [gohl-jee ap-uh-rat-uhs, gawl-jee], /藞go蕣l d蕭i 忙p 蓹藢r忙t 蓹s, 藞g蓴l d蕭i/, Gol路gi com路plex [gohl-jee kom-pleks, gawl-jee] /藞go蕣l d蕭i 藢k蓲m pl蓻ks, 藞g蓴l d蕭i/ .

Origin of Golgi body

First recorded in 1920鈥25
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British Dictionary definitions for Golgi body

Golgi body

Golgi apparatus or Golgi complex


noun
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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