Golgi apparatus


Golgi apparatus
a collection of vesicles and folded membranes in a cell, usually connected to the endoplasmic reticulum. It stores and later transports the proteins manufactured in the endoplasmic reticulum. The Golgi apparatus is well developed in cells that produce secretions, e.g. pancreatic cells producing digestive enzymes [Golgi (1844–1926), Italian histologist]

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  • Golgi apparatus — [gôl′jē, gōl′jē] n. 〚after C. Golgi (1844 1926), It neurologist, who first observed it (1909)〛 a network of stainable cytoplasmic fibers, rods, granules, etc., that can collect proteins and secrete them outside the cell: see CELL: also Golgi body …   Universalium

  • Golgi apparatus — [gôl′jē, gōl′jē] n. [after C. Golgi (1844 1926), It neurologist, who first observed it (1909)] a network of stainable cytoplasmic fibers, rods, granules, etc., that can collect proteins and secrete them outside the cell: see CELL: also Golgi body …   English World dictionary

  • Golgi apparatus — This article is about the organelle. For the Phish song, see Junta (album). Micrograph of Golgi apparatus, visible as a stack of semicircular black rings near the bottom. Numerous circular vesicles can be seen in proximity to the organelle …   Wikipedia

  • Golgi apparatus — Also known as the Golgi body, Golgi vesicles; in plants, the dictyosome; in flagellate protozoa, the parabasal body. Intracellular stack of membrane bounded vesicles in which glycosylation and packaging of secreted proteins takes place; part of… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Golgi apparatus — noun Etymology: Camillo Golgi Date: 1916 a cytoplasmic organelle that consists of a stack of smooth membranous saccules and associated vesicles and that is active in the modification and transport of proteins called also Golgi complex see cell… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Golgi apparatus — noun a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions) • Syn: ↑Golgi body, ↑Golgi complex, ↑dictyosome • Hypernyms: ↑vesicle, ↑cyst • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Golgi apparatus — (gol je) A membranous eucaryotic organelle composed of stacks of flattened sacs (cisternae), which is involved in packaging and modifying materials for secretion and many other processes …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • Golgi apparatus — noun A network of membranes in the cytoplasm of those animal cells that produce secretions …   Wiktionary

  • Golgi apparatus — Gol′gi apparat us, n. cbl a cell organelle, composed of layers of flattened sacs, that processes proteins and moves some of them out of the cell …   From formal English to slang