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smooth

1. (of the skin) free from hair
2. not harsh or astringent
3. Maths (of a curve) differentiable at every point
4. Physics (of a plane, surface, etc.) regarded as being frictionless
5. Tennis squash badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form a continuous line
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smooth

[smüth]
(oceanography)
Comparatively calm water between heavy seas.
(statistics)
To modify a sequential set of numerical data items in a manner designed to reduce the differences in value between adjacent items.
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Pregnenolone will then leave the mitochondria to the smooth endoplasmic reticulum, where it will be converted to progesterone (Svechnikov et al., 2010).
(b) Another cell has an irregular nucleus (N) with dilated perinuclear space (arrow), mitochondria with destroyed cristae (M), and numerous dilated profiles of smooth endoplasmic reticulum (s).
The postsynaptic terminals were seen to contain subsynaptic cisterns formed by membranes of smooth endoplasmic reticulum beneath the postsynaptic density, whereas the presynaptic terminal showed numerous electron transparent synaptic vesicles.
By electron microscopy, Leydig cells contained smooth endoplasmic reticulum cisternae in the form of vesicles and as concentric configurations, rounded mitochondria with clarified interiors, and prominent lipofuscin granules.