Golgi apparatus(redirected from Dictiosome)
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A network of stacked membranous vesicles, present in most living cells, that stores and modifies proteins and other macromolecules and transports them within the cell or excretes them from the cell. Also called Golgi body, Golgi complex.
[After Camillo Golgi.]
a cell organelle, composed of layers of flattened sacs, that processes proteins and moves some of them out of the cell.
Gol·gi apparatusor Gol·gi body (gōl′jē)
A structure within many cells that is composed of a series of sacs, called vesicles, and is thought to play a role in the synthesis and transport of proteins. All organisms except bacteria have at least one Golgi apparatus in their cells. See more at cell.
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|Noun||1.||Golgi apparatus - a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)|
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism