corpora arenacea


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cor·'po·ra ar·e·na·'ce·a

small calcareous concretions in the stroma of the pineal and other central nervous system tissues.

cor·po·ra ar·e·na·ce·a

(kŏr-pōr'ă ahr-ĕ-nā'shē-ă)
Small calcareous concretions in the stroma of the pineal and other central nervous system tissues.
Synonym(s): psammoma bodies (2) .

corpora arenacea

Psammoma bodies found in the pineal body. Synonym: brain sand
See also: corpora

corpora

plural form of corpus.

corpora albicantia
see corpus albicans.
corpora arenacea
sandy or gritty bodies, found in the pineal body; appear to be of glial or stromal origin; have the structure of hydroxyapatite crystals. Called also brain sand, acervuli, psammomas.
corpora cavernosa penis
see corpus cavernosum penis.
corpora lutea
see corpus luteum.
corpora nigra
see iridial granule.
corpora quadrigemina
four rounded eminences on the posterior surface of the mesencephalon. See also colliculus.