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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 Golgi apparatus, Golgi complex .

Origin of Golgi body

First recorded in 1920–25
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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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