Agranular endoplasmic reticulum

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(cell biology) (A part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is lacking in ribosomal granules.


It is usually found inside the cells, which are involved in secreting steroid hormones.

Synonym: smooth endoplasmic reticulum. Compare: granular endoplasmic reticulum.
See also: endoplasmic reticulum.

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