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Malpighian corpuscle

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noun Mal·pi·ghi·an corpuscle \mal-ˈpi-gē-ən-, -ˈpē-\

Definition of Malpighian corpuscle

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



Origin and Etymology of malpighian corpuscle

Marcello Malpighi


First Known Use: 1848


Medical Dictionary

Malpighian corpuscle

noun Mal·pi·ghi·an corpuscle

Medical Definition of Malpighian corpuscle

  1. 1:  renal corpuscle

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




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