Agranular endoplasmic reticulum

Definition

noun

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


Supplement

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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