Definition of Golgi apparatus

1. Noun. A netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions).

Exact synonyms: Dictyosome, Golgi Body, Golgi Complex
Group relationships: Cytol, Cytoplasm
Generic synonyms: Cyst, Vesicle

Definition of Golgi apparatus

1. Noun. A network of membranes in the cytoplasm of those animal cells that produce secretions ¹

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Medical Definition of Golgi apparatus

1. Intracellular stack of membrane bounded vesicles in which glycosylation and packaging of secreted proteins takes place. Part of the GERL complex. Synonym: Golgi body, Golgi vesicles, dictyosome (in plants), parabasal body (in flagellate protozoa). (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golgi Apparatus

Goldstein's toe sign
Goldstone boson
Goldstone bosons
Goldthwait's sign
Goldwater Republican
Golfo de Mexico
Golgi's cell
Golgi's osmiobichromate fixative
Golgi's stain
Golgi's theory
Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscle
Golgi apparatus (current term)
Golgi bodies
Golgi body
Golgi complex
Golgi corpuscle
Golgi epithelial cell
Golgi internal reticulum
Golgi tendon organ
Golgi type II neuron
Golgi type I neuron
Golgi zone
Goli otok

Literary usage of Golgi apparatus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"The Golgi apparatus controls the chaos by packaging proteins into vesicles as ... Each Golgi apparatus consists of a stack of flat, membranous sacs that are ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1890)
"... mechanism which bears structural homologies with the Golgi apparatus in animal spermatocytes. Numerous other Hymenomycetes have been examined. ..."

3. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"To determine the true relations of the Golgi apparatus (plus idio- some), acrosome and centrioles, Bowen undertook this work using as his material a single ..."

4. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1917)
"Ree., xi) has given a review of the literature and an account of his own observations on the Golgi apparatus, a cytoplasmic structure of considerable ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The mode of formation of the latter and the figures seen in the electron microscope for the plasmalemma, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, ..."

6. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"For the remarkable "Golgi apparatus" consult Gatenby (1919). Although we are thus compelled to look upon protoplasm as a liquid, it shows under intense, ..."

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