Malpighian corpuscle


Mal·pi·ghi·an corpuscle

noun \mal-ˈpi-gē-ən-, -ˈpē-\

Definition of MALPIGHIAN CORPUSCLE

:  the part of a nephron that consists of a glomerulus and Bowman's capsule —called also Malpighian body

Origin of MALPIGHIAN CORPUSCLE

Marcello Malpighi
First Known Use: 1848

Malpighian corpuscle

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALPIGHIAN CORPUSCLE

2
: any of the small masses of adenoid tissue formed around the branches of the splenic artery in the spleen

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