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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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corpuscle(kor'pus-el) [L. corpusculum, little body]
1. Any small rounded body.
2. An encapsulated sensory nerve ending.
3. A blood cell. corpuscular (kor-pus'kyu-lar), adjective
The center of a tactile corpuscle.
An erythrocyte or leukocyte.
bone corpuscleBone cell.
The characteristic nodule in cutaneous epithelioma.
chromophil corpuscleNissl body.
A corpuscle seen in chyle.
colloid corpuscleCorpus amylaceum.
A cell containing phagocytosed fat globules, present in milk secreted the first few days after parturition.
A type of connective tissue cell found in the fibrous tissue of the cornea.
Drysdale's corpuscleSee: Drysdale's corpuscle
An encapsulated sensory nerve ending resembling a pacinian corpuscle that is found in the skin of the external genitalia and nipples.
ghost corpuscleSee: red cell ghost
Gierke's corpuscleHassall's corpuscle.
Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscleSee: Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscle
Hassall's corpuscleSee: Hassall's corpuscle
Krause's corpuscleSee: Krause's corpuscle
1. Renal corpuscle.
2. A malpighian body of the spleen.
Mazzoni's corpuscleSee: Krause's corpuscle.
Meissner's corpuscleSee: Meissner's corpuscle
A fat-filled globule present in milk. It represents the distal end of a mammary gland cell broken off in apocrine secretion.
An encapsulated nerve ending found in the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, and other connective tissue membranes; it is a sensory receptor for pressure.
Purkinje corpuscleSee: Purkinje cell
red blood corpuscleErythrocyte.
A glomerulus and Bowman's capsule of the nephron of a kidney, the site of glomerular filtration.Synonym: malpighian corpuscle (1) See: illustration
An obsolete term for reticulocyte.See: reticulocyte
Ruffini corpuscleSee: Ruffini, Angelo
A nodule of lymphatic tissue in the spleen.
A sensory receptor that responds to touch (e.g., Meissner's corpuscle). Tactile corpuscles are located in the dermal papillae just beneath the epidermis and are most numerous on the fingertips, toes, soles, palms, lips, nipples, and tip of the tongue.
A nerve ending.
white blood corpuscleLeukocyte.
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Meissner's corpusclea light-pressure receptor in nonhairy mammalian skin.
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