Definition of Endoplasmic reticulum

1. Noun. A network of membranes within the cytoplasm of cells, where proteins and lipids are synthesized. ¹



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Medical Definition of Endoplasmic reticulum

1. Membrane system that ramifies through the cytoplasm. The membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum are separated by 50-200 nm and the cisternal space thus enclosed constitutes a separate compartment. The Golgi region is composed of flattened sacs of membrane that together with endoplasmic reticulum and lysosomes constitute the GERL system. See: smooth endoplasmic reticulum, rough endoplasmic reticulum. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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