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Hassall's corpuscle

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noun Has·sall's corpuscle \ ˈhas-əlz- \

medical Definition of Hassall's corpuscle

:one of the small bodies of the medulla of the thymus having granular cells at the center surrounded by concentric layers of modified epithelial cells called also thymic corpuscle

Biographical Note for hassall's corpuscle

  • Hassall, Arthur Hill (1817–1894), British physician and chemist. In 1846 Hassall published The Microscopic Anatomy of the Human Body in Health and Disease in which he described the bodies that now bear his name.

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