from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Golgi apparatus in plant cells.

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  • n. A plant organelle that is functionally equivalent to the Golgi apparatus in animal cells

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)


Greek diktuon, net (from dikein, to throw; see deik- in Indo-European roots) + -some3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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