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corpus

 [kor´pus] (pl. cor´pora) (L.)
body.
corpus al´bicans white fibrous tissue that replaces the regressing corpus luteum in the human ovary in the latter half of pregnancy, or soon after ovulation when pregnancy does not supervene.
corpus amygdaloi´deum amygdaloid body.
cor´pora amyla´cea small hyaline masses of degenerate cells found in the prostate, neuroglia, and other sites.
corpus callo´sum an arched mass of white matter in the depths of the longitudinal fissure, made up of transverse fibers connecting the cerebral hemispheres.
corpus caverno´sum either of the two columns of erectile tissue forming the body of the penis or clitoris.
corpus fimbria´tum a band of white matter bordering the lateral edge of the lower cornu of the lateral ventricle of the brain.
corpus genicula´tum see geniculate bodies, lateral, and geniculate bodies, medial.
corpus hemorrha´gicum
1. an ovarian follicle containing blood.
2. a corpus luteum containing a blood clot.
3. a blood clot formed in the cavity left by rupture of a graafian follicle.
corpus lu´teum a yellow glandular mass in the ovary formed by an ovarian follicle that has matured and discharged its ovum; see also ovulation.
corpus mammilla´re mamillary body.
cor´pora quadrige´mina four rounded eminences on the posterior surface of the mesencephalon.
corpus spongio´sum pe´nis a column of erectile tissue forming the urethral surface of the penis, in which the urethra is found.
corpus ster´ni body of sternum.
corpus stria´tum a subcortical mass of gray matter and white matter in front of and lateral to the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere.
corpus u´teri that part of the uterus above the isthmus and below the orifices of the fallopian tubes.

cor·pus

, gen.

cor·po·ris

, pl.

cor·po·ra

(kōr'pŭs, -pōr-is, -pōr-ă), [TA] The plural of this word is corpora, not corpi.
1.
See also: body, diaphysis, soma. Synonym(s): body (1)
2. Any body or mass.
See also: body, diaphysis, soma.
3. The main part of an organ or other anatomic structure, as distinguished from the head or tail.
See also: body, diaphysis, soma.
[L. body]

corpus

(kôr′pəs)
n. pl. cor·pora (-pər-ə)
1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
2. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
3. Economics
a. The capital or principal amount, as of an estate or trust.
b. The principal of a bond.
4. Anatomy
a. The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
b. A distinct bodily mass or organ having a specific function.
5. The overall length of a violin.

cor·pus

, pl. corpora (kōr'pŭs, kōr'pōr-a) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): body.
2. Any body or mass.
3. The main part of an organ or other anatomic structure, as distinguished from the head or caudal region.
See also: body, shaft, soma
[L. body]

corpus

a body.

cor·pus

, pl. corpora (kōr'pŭs, -pōr-ă) [TA] The plural of this word is corpora, not corpi.
1. Synonym(s): body (1) .
2. Any body or mass.
3. The main part of an organ or other anatomic structure, as distinguished from the head or tail.