Malpighian corpuscle

noun (1)
Mal·​pi·​ghi·​an corpuscle | \ mal-ˈpi-gē-ən- How to pronounce Malpighian corpuscle (audio) , -ˈpē-\

Definition of Malpighian corpuscle

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: the part of a nephron that consists of a glomerulus and Bowman's capsule

called also Malpighian body

Malpighian layer

noun (2)

Definition of Malpighian layer (Entry 2 of 5)

: the deeper part of the epidermis consisting of cells whose protoplasm has not yet changed into horny material

Malpighian tubule

noun (3)

Definition of Malpighian tubule (Entry 3 of 5)

: any of a group of long blind vessels opening into the posterior part of the digestive tract in most insects and some other arthropods and functioning primarily as excretory organs

called also Malpighian tube

Malpighian cell

noun (4)

Definition of Malpighian cell (Entry 4 of 5)

Malpighian tuft

noun (5)

Definition of Malpighian tuft (Entry 5 of 5)

First Known Use of Malpighian corpuscle

Noun (1)

1842, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1871, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Malpighian corpuscle

Noun (1)

Marcello Malpighi

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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

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