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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.
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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.
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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).
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Malpighian corpusclea structure for filtering blood in the vertebrate kidneys that is formed from the BOWMAN'S CAPSULE with its associated GLOMERULUS.
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