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cor·pus am·y·la·ce·um, pl.
one of a number of small ovoid or rounded, sometimes laminated, bodies resembling a grain of starch and found in nervous tissue, in the prostate, and in pulmonary alveoli; of little pathologic significance, and apparently derived from degenerated cells or proteinaceous secretions.
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.