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Medical Term:

endoplasmic reticulum

 

Definition: the network of cytoplasmic tubules or flattened sacs (cisternae) with (rough ER) or without (smooth ER) ribosomes on the surface of their membranes in eukaryotes.

Synonym(s): endomembrane system

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