corpuscle

noun
cor·​pus·​cle | \ˈkȯr-(ˌ)pə-səl \

Definition of corpuscle 

1 : a minute particle

2a : a living cell especially : one (such as a red or white blood cell or a cell in cartilage or bone) not aggregated into continuous tissues

b : any of various small circumscribed multicellular bodies

Other Words from corpuscle

corpuscular \ kȯr-​ˈpə-​skyə-​lər \ adjective

First Known Use of corpuscle

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for corpuscle

borrowed from Latin corpusculum "small body, minute particle," from corpus-, base of corpor-, corpus "body" + -culum, diminutive suffix (variant of -ulus with nouns of the third, fourth and fifth declensions) — more at midriff

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corpuscle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of corpuscle

biology : one of the cells that move in the body; especially : a blood cell

corpuscle

noun
cor·​pus·​cle | \ˈkȯr-ˌpə-səl \

Kids Definition of corpuscle

: a very small cell (as a red blood cell) that floats freely in the blood

corpuscle

noun
cor·​pus·​cle | \ˈkȯr-(ˌ)pəs-əl \

Medical Definition of corpuscle 

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

2 : any of various small circumscribed multicellular bodies usually used with a qualifying term Malpighian corpuscles

Other Words from corpuscle

corpuscular \ kȯr-​ˈpəs-​kyə-​lər \ adjective

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