corpus amylaceum


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cor·pus am·y·la·ce·um

, pl.

cor·'po·ra am·y·la·'ce·a

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.
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cor·pus am·y·la·ce·um

, pl. corpora amylacea (kōr'pŭs am-i-lā'shē-ŭm, kōr'pōr-a am'i-lā'shē-ă)
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.
Synonym(s): amnionic corpuscle.
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corpus amylaceum

A mass having an irregular laminated structure like a starch grain; found in the prostate, meninges, lungs, and other organs in various diseases. Synonym: colloid corpuscle
See also: corpus
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