corpuscle of Hassall

corpuscle of Has·​sall
variants: or corpuscle of Hassal \ -​ˈhasəl \

Definition of corpuscle of Hassall

: one of the small usually concentrically striated bodies in the thymus body representing remains of the epithelial tissue found in early stages of development

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History and Etymology for corpuscle of Hassall

after Arthur H. Hassall †1894 English physician

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“Corpuscle of Hassall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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