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(mahl-pig'ē-an), Avoid the mispronunciation mal-pij'ē-an.
Described by or attributed to Marcello Malpighi.


Described by or attributed to Marcello Malpighi.


named after Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist.

Malpighian body
lymphoid follicles in the spleen.
Malpighian capsule
Malpighian corpuscle
see renal corpuscle.
Malpighian layer
the stratum basale (basal layer) and the stratum spinosum (prickle-cell layer) of the epidermis considered together.
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The final histopathologic examination revealed the same high grade papillary urothelial carcinoma with malpighian differentiation, and the surgical oncological margins were free of tumor.
In all species the appendices of the midgut were tracheated and extended deep into the posterior end of the insect, terminating blindly in the hemolymph similarly to the primary Malpighian tubules, in contrast to Savage (1962).
Ultraestructural investigation of the spore-forming protist Nephridiophaga blatellae in the Malpighian tubules of the German cockroach Blatella germanica.
On the structure and use of the malpighian bodies of the kidney, with observations on the circulation through that gland.
Many holometabolous insects exhibit similar behavior, but neuropterans are unusual because their silk is produced by Malpighian tubules (excretory organs) and spun from the anus.
to identify the materials passing through a spider's anus, since the majority of this material consists of the products of post-assimilatory metabolic processes from the Malpighian tubules, rather than undigested matter.
Microscopically only 2 of 32 spleens examined showed degeneration or necrosis; pyknosis and karyorrhexis of lymphocytes in some corpuscles was observed in one and slight necrosis of the malpighian follicle in the other (Pant & Vijayaraghavan).
What we observed was quite intriguing: in Celera, Cyp6g1 was expressed in the midgut, the Malpighian tubules and the fat body, the tissues 'traditionally' associated with the detoxification of xenobiotics.
Once inside the insect, the fungi develop as hyphal bodies that disseminate through the haemocele and invade diverse muscle tissues, fatty bodies, Malpighian tubes, mitochondria and haemocytes, leading to death of the insect 3 to 14 days after infection.
Native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis with [alpha]- and [beta]-naphthyl acetate as substrates revealed six general esterase isozymes (Esterase 1-6) in whole body homogenates of larvae, pupae, and adults and tissue extracts (alimentary canal, fat body, Malpighian tubules, and salivary glands) of T.
Temperature-shocked larvae (positive controls) showed a maximum [beta]-galactosidase activity in all the tissues except Malpighian tubules (Figure 2B).