Medical Dictionary


noun cor·pus·cle \ˈkr-(ˌ)pəs-əl\

Medical Definition of CORPUSCLE

:  a living cell; especially :  one (as a red or white blood cell or a cell in cartilage or bone) not aggregated into continuous tissues
:  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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