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golgi apparatus

  cell biology:  a complex cellular organelle consisting mainly of a number of flattened sacs and associated vesicles which is involved with the synthesis of proteins and enzymes
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[The golgi apparatus synthesizes] glycoproteins, lypoproteins, membrane-bound proteins, and lysosomal enzymes. The enzymes modify created proteins and other chemicals for use outside the cell. Once modified, they are transported by vesicles to the cell surface, the plasma membrane, where they are secreted into the outside environment.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   golgi apparatus , cilia [9] , cytoplasm [9] , mitochondria [9]
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