Malpighian corpuscle

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

Definition of Malpighian corpuscle

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

called also Malpighian body

First Known Use of Malpighian corpuscle

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Malpighian corpuscle

Marcello Malpighi

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“Malpighian corpuscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malpighian%20corpuscle. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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Malpighian corpuscle

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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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