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The Golgi apparatus, especially in plant cells.

[Greek diktuon, net (from dikein, to throw; see deik- in Indo-European roots) + -some.]
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a Golgi body, esp in a plant cell
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Gol′gi bod′y

one of the layers of flattened sacs in a Golgi apparatus. Also called dictyosome.
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Noun1.dictyosome - a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)dictyosome - 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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The dictyosome bodies were not detected in close proximity to the cell wall of smaller grains in almost the entire length of the spike.
dictyosome (or Golgi body): a membrane system composed of stacked cisternae each producing vesicles at its periphery; concerned with secretory activities.
ANT: Antheridium; CES: shield cells; CRM: condensed chromatin; CTE: spermatogenous tissue cells; DIC: dictyosomes; ETP: spermatocytes; FAN: antheridial filaments; NUC: nucleus; MAN: manubria; MIT: mitochondria; MT: mitoses; REP: endoplasmic reticulum; VE: vesicles.
Aluminum toxicity increases disruption of dictyosomes and their secretory function and vacuolation and turnover of starch grains in meristematic and root cap cells in Triticum aestivum L.