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corpuscle

noun cor·pus·cle \ˈkr-(ˌ)pə-səl\

biology : one of the cells that move in the body; especially : a blood cell

Full Definition of CORPUSCLE

1
:  a minute particle
2
a :  a living cell; especially :  one (as a red or white blood cell or a cell in cartilage or bone) not aggregated into continuous tissues
b :  any of various small circumscribed multicellular bodies
cor·pus·cu·lar \kr-ˈpəs-kyə-lər\ adjective
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Origin of CORPUSCLE

Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus
First Known Use: 1660
CORPUSCLE Defined for Kids

corpuscle

noun cor·pus·cle \ˈkr-ˌpə-səl\

Definition of CORPUSCLE for Kids

:  a very small cell (as a red blood cell) that floats freely in the blood
Medical Dictionary

corpuscle

noun cor·pus·cle \ˈkr-(ˌ)pəs-əl\

Medical Definition of CORPUSCLE

1
:  a living cell; especially :  one (as a red or white blood cell or a cell in cartilage or bone) not aggregated into continuous tissues
2
:  any of various small circumscribed multicellular bodies—usually used with a qualifying term <Malpighian corpuscles>
cor·pus·cu·lar \kr-ˈpəs-kyə-lər\ adjective
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