Golgi body

[ gawl-jee bod-ee ]
/ ˈgɔl dʒi ˌbɒd 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·gi ap·pa·rat·us [gawl-jee ap-uh-rat-uhs], /ˈgɔl dʒi æp əˌræt əs/, Gol·gi com·plex [gawl-jee kom-pleks] /ˈgɔl dʒi ˌkɒm plɛks/ .

Origin of Golgi body

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

Golgi body

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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