Golgi body


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Golgi body

,

Golgi apparatus

or

Golgi complex

n
(Biology) a membranous complex of vesicles, vacuoles, and flattened sacs in the cytoplasm of most cells: involved in intracellular secretion and transport

Gol′gi bod′y


n.
one of the layers of flattened sacs in a Golgi apparatus. Also called dictyosome.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.Golgi body - a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)Golgi body - 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
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
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3 SIGNED, SEALED DELIVERED The processing, packaging and shipping of the numerous proteins and other big molecules made within a cell is the purview of the Golgi body (purple), which along with the chromosomes (green), gets divided up during mitosis.
A series of experiments suggests that Botch interacts with Notch in the Golgi body, a cellular organelle involved in modifying proteins.

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