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endoplasmic reticulum

  cell biology:  A series of (usually) flattened sac-like membranes that extend throughout the cytoplasm of cells. Site of lipid and lipoprotein production. May be rough (with ribosomes attached), or smooth (with no ribosomes).
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Associated words [difficulty]:   endoplasmic reticulum , cilia [9] , cytoplasm [9] , mitochondria [9]
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