corpuscle

noun cor·pus·cle \ ˈkȯr-(ˌ)pə-səl \

Definition of corpuscle

1 : a minute particle
2 a : 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

corpuscular

play \kȯr-ˈpə-skyə-lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of corpuscle

Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus


CORPUSCLE Defined for English Language Learners

corpuscle

noun

Definition of corpuscle for English Language Learners

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


CORPUSCLE Defined for Kids

corpuscle

noun cor·pus·cle \ ˈkȯr-ˌpə-səl \

Definition of corpuscle for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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

corpuscular

play \kȯr-ˈpəs-kyə-lər\ adjective

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