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Golgi Body

Definition

noun

(1) An organelle found in most eukaryotic cells identified in 1898 by the Italian physician Camilo Golgi.

(2) One of the components of the GERL complex.


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Structure: composed of membrane-bound stacks known as cisternae

Functions: involved in glycosylation (i.e. adding carbohydrate to a protein), packaging of molecules like proteins into vesicles for secretion, transport of lipids around the cell, and the creation of lysosomes


Word origin: From Camillo Golgi Italian physician and scientist.

Synonym: Golgi complex, Golgi vesicles, dictyosome (in plants), parabasal body (in flagellate protozoa).

See also: organelles


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