Malpighian corpuscle


Mal·​pi·​ghi·​an corpuscle mal-ˈpi-gē-ən- How to pronounce Malpighian corpuscle (audio)
: the part of a nephron that consists of a glomerulus and Bowman's capsule

called also Malpighian body

Word History


Marcello Malpighi

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Malpighian corpuscle was in 1842

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“Malpighian corpuscle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition

Malpighian corpuscle

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