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any small mass or body. adj., adj corpus´cular.
blood corpuscle blood cell.
colostrum c's large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
Krause's corpuscle end-bulb.
malpighian corpuscle the funnel-like structure constituting the beginning of the structural unit of the kidney (nephron) and comprising the malpighian capsule and its partially enclosed glomerulus. Called also renal corpuscle.
Meissner's corpuscle tactile corpuscle.
Purkinje's c's large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red corpuscle (red blood corpuscle) erythrocyte.
renal corpuscle malpighian corpuscle.
tactile corpuscle a medium-sized nerve ending in the skin, particularly the fingertips and lips; called also Meissner's corpuscle and tactile papilla.
white corpuscle (white blood corpuscle) leukocyte.
1. See renal corpuscle.
2. Any of numerous small nodular masses of lymphoid tissue attached to the sides of the smaller arterial branches in the spleen.
Etymology: Marcello Malpighi; L, corpusculum, little body
one of a number of small, round, deep-red bodies in the cortex of the kidney, each communicating with a renal tubule. Malpighian corpuscles average about 0.2 mm in diameter, with each capsule composed of two parts: a central glomerulus and a glomerular capsule. The corpuscles are part of a filtering system through which nonprotein components of blood plasma enter the tubules for urinary excretion. Also called malpighian body, renal corpuscle.
Malpighian corpuscleA tiny spherical body, one of millions in the kidney, consisting of a bundle of CAPILLARIES enclosed in a capsule which is attached to a tubule for the drainage of urine. (Marcello Malpighi, 1628–94, Italian anatomist).
Malpighian corpusclea structure for filtering blood in the vertebrate kidneys that is formed from the BOWMAN'S CAPSULE with its associated GLOMERULUS.
any small mass or body.
formed elements in the blood, i.e. erythrocytes and leukocytes.
temperature-sensitive nerve endorgan.
large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
compound granular corpuscle
see gitter cells.
pressure receptor nerve-endings in the penis and clitoris.
probably a pressure receptor; occur in hairless skin and associated mucosae, glans penis, foot pad of carnivores, hoof connective tissue.
corpuscle of Grandry
in the dermis of a duck's bill. See also corpuscle of Herbst (below).
corpuscle of Herbst
located in the dermis of the duck's bill these corpuscles are extremely sensitive to vibration.
pressure-sensitive nerve-endings. Called also Ruffini corpuscle.
see renal corpuscle (below).
touch-sensitive nerve receptors.
touch-sensitive nerve endorgan.
see pacinian corpuscle.
large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red blood corpuscle
a tuft of capillaries enveloped by the dilated end of a renal tubule. Constitutes the beginning of the structural unit of the kidney (nephron). Called also malpighian corpuscle.
see lamellar corpuscle (above).
medium-sized encapsulated nerve endings in the skin; called also tactile papillae.
white blood corpuscle
named after Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist.
lymphoid follicles in the spleen.
see bowman's capsule.
see renal corpuscle.
the stratum basale (basal layer) and the stratum spinosum (prickle-cell layer) of the epidermis considered together.