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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corpuscle%20of%20Hassall. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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