thymic corpuscle


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thy·mic cor·pus·cle

small, spheric bodies of keratinized and usually squamous epithelial reticular cells arranged in a concentric pattern around clusters of degenerating lymphocytes, eosinophils, and macrophages; found in the medulla of the lobules of the thymus.

thy·mic cor·pus·cle

(thī'mik kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
Small, spheric bodies of keratinized and usually squamous epithelial cells arranged in a concentric pattern around clusters of degenerating lymphocytes, eosinophils, and macrophages; found in the medulla of the lobules of the thymus.
Synonym(s): Hassall bodies, Hassall concentric corpuscle.

Hassall,

Arthur, English physician, 1817-1894.
Hassall bodies - small spherical bodies of keratinized and usually squamous epithelial cells found in the medulla of the lobules of the thymus. Synonym(s): Hassall concentric corpuscle; thymic corpuscle; Virchow-Hassall bodies
Hassall concentric corpuscle - Synonym(s): Hassall bodies
Hassall-Henle bodies - hyaline bodies on the posterior surface of Descemet membrane at the periphery of the cornea. Synonym(s): Henle warts
Virchow-Hassall bodies - Synonym(s): Hassall bodies
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Thymic corpuscles could be observed in the medulla.
There were three types of thymic corpuscles in the ostrich thymus, which were similar in structure to those observed in broiler chickens, ducks, and white leghorns (Wei et al.; Yu et al.; Yuan et al.).
In broiler chickens, ghrelin-ip cells have been identified in thymic epithelial cells, thymic corpuscles, and macrophages (Wei et al.).
An electron microscopic study of thymic corpuscles in guinea pig.