Dictionary

Malpighian corpuscle

noun Mal·pi·ghi·an corpuscle \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
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of MALPIGHIAN CORPUSCLE

Marcello Malpighi
First Known Use: 1848
Medical Dictionary

Malpighian corpuscle

noun

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Malpighian layerPrevious Word in the Dictionary: Malpighian cellAll Words Near: Malpighian corpuscle
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears