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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.
the tuft of glomerular capillaries and the capsula glomeruli (Bowman capsule) that encloses it.
The part of a nephron that includes the glomerulus and associated Bowman's capsule. Also called Malpighian body, Malpighian corpuscle.
See malpighian corpuscle.
re·nal cor·pus·cle(rē'năl kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
The tuft of glomerular capillaries and the capsula glomeruli that encloses it.
Synonym(s): corpusculum renis.
Synonym(s): corpusculum renis.
A glomerulus and Bowman's capsule of the nephron of a kidney, the site of glomerular filtration.Synonym: malpighian corpuscle (1) See: illustration
See also: corpuscle
Malpighi,Marcello, Italian anatomist, histologist, and embryologist, 1628-1694.
malpighian bodies - small nodular masses of lymphoid tissue attached to the sides of the smaller arterial branches. Synonym(s): malpighian glands; malpighian nodules; splenic lymph follicles
malpighian capsule - Synonym(s): glomerular capsule
malpighian cell - a cell of the stratum spinosum of the epidermis.
malpighian corpuscles - Synonym(s): renal corpuscle
malpighian glands - Synonym(s): malpighian bodies
malpighian glomerulus - a tuft formed of capillary loops at the beginning of each nephric tubule in the kidney. Synonym(s): malpighian tuft
malpighian layer - Synonym(s): malpighian stratum
malpighian nodules - Synonym(s): malpighian bodies
malpighian pyramid - Synonym(s): renal pyramid
malpighian rete - Synonym(s): malpighian stratum
malpighian stigmas - the points of entrance of smaller veins into the larger veins of the spleen.
malpighian stratum - the living layer of epidermis comprising the stratum basale, stratum spinosum, and stratum granulosum. Synonym(s): malpighian layer; malpighian rete
malpighian tubules - in insects, slender tubular or hairlike excretory structures.
malpighian tuft - Synonym(s): malpighian glomerulus
malpighian vesicles - the minute air-filled vesicles on the surface of an expanded lung.
any small mass or body.
formed elements in the blood, i.e. erythrocytes and leukocytes.
temperature-sensitive nerve endorgan.
large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
compound granular corpuscle
see gitter cells.
pressure receptor nerve-endings in the penis and clitoris.
probably a pressure receptor; occur in hairless skin and associated mucosae, glans penis, foot pad of carnivores, hoof connective tissue.
corpuscle of Grandry
in the dermis of a duck's bill. See also corpuscle of Herbst (below).
corpuscle of Herbst
located in the dermis of the duck's bill these corpuscles are extremely sensitive to vibration.
pressure-sensitive nerve-endings. Called also Ruffini corpuscle.
see renal corpuscle (below).
touch-sensitive nerve receptors.
touch-sensitive nerve endorgan.
see pacinian corpuscle.
large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red blood corpuscle
a tuft of capillaries enveloped by the dilated end of a renal tubule. Constitutes the beginning of the structural unit of the kidney (nephron). Called also malpighian corpuscle.
see lamellar corpuscle (above).
medium-sized encapsulated nerve endings in the skin; called also tactile papillae.
white blood corpuscle