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corpuscle (kor´pus-l)

1. A small mass or body. 2. A blood cell.corpusculum [NA]; [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus, body]
amniotic c. corpus amylaceum
amylaceous c. , amyloid c. corpus amylaceum
articular c.'s encapsulated nerve terminations within joint capsules.corpuscula articularia [NA];
axis c. , axile c. the central portion of a tactile c.
basal c. basal body
Bizzozero's c. platelet
blood c. blood cell
bone c. osteocyte
bridge c. desmosome
bulboid c.'s Krause's end bulbs, under bulb
cement c. a cementocyte contained within a lacuna or crypt of the cementum of a tooth; an entrapped cementoblast.
chyle c. a cell of the same appearance as a leukocyte, present in chyle.
colloid c. corpus amylaceum
colostrum c. one of numerous bodies present in the colostrum, supposed to be modified leukocytes containing fat droplets.Donné's c., galactoblast;
concentrated human red blood c. c. prepared from one or more preparations of whole human blood which are not more than 14 days old and each of which has already been directly matched with the blood of the intended recipient.
corneal c.'s connective tissue cells found between the laminae of fibrous tissue in the cornea.Toynbee's c.'s, Virchow's cells (2) , Virchow's c.'s;
Dogiel's c. an encapsulated sensory nerve ending.
Donné's c. colostrum c
dust c.'s hemoconia
Eichhorst's c.'s the globular forms sometimes occurring in the poikilocytosis of pernicious anemia.
exudation c. a cell present in an exudate that assists in the organization of new tissue.exudation cell, inflammatory c., plastic c;
genital c.'s special encapsulated nerve endings found in the skin of the genitalia and nipple.corpuscula genitalia [NA];
ghost c. achromocyte
Gluge's c.'s large pus cells containing fat droplets.
Golgi c. See Golgi-Mazzoni c.
Golgi-Mazzoni c. an encapsulated sensory nerve ending similar to a pacinian c. but simpler in structure.
Grandry's c.'s general sensory endings in the beak, mouth, and tongue of birds; similar to Merkel's c.'s.
Hassall's concentric c.'s thymic c
Herbst's c.'s tactile c.'s, resembling pacinian c.'s, but much smaller; found in birds.
inflammatory c. exudation c
Key-Retzius c.'s tactile c.'s, resembling pacinian c.'s, found in the beak of certain aquatic birds.
lamellated c.'s small oval bodies in the skin of the fingers, in the mesentery, tendons, and elsewhere, formed of concentric layers of connective tissue with a soft core in which the axon of a nerve fiber runs, splitting up into a number of fibrils that terminate in bulbous enlargements; they are sensitive to pressure.corpuscula lamellosa [NA] , pacinian c.'s, Vater's c.'s, Vater-Pacini c.'s;
lymph c. , lymphatic c. , lymphoid c. a mononuclear type of leukocyte formed in lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissue, and also in the blood.
malpighian c.'s 1. renal c 2. splenic lymph follicles, under follicle
Mazzoni c. a tactile c. apparently identical with Krause's end bulb. See also Golgi-Mazzoni c.
Meissner's c. tactile c
Merkel's c. tactile meniscus
Mexican hat c. See target cell anemia.
milk c. one of the fat droplets in milk.
molluscum c. molluscum body
Negri c.'s Negri bodies, under body
Norris' c.'s decolorized red blood cells that are invisible or almost invisible in the blood plasma, unless they are appropriately stained.
oval c. tactile c
pacchionian c.'s arachnoid granulations, under granulation
pacinian c.'s lamellated c.'s
pessary c. an elongated red blood cell with hemoglobin concentrated in the peripheral portion.
phantom c. achromocyte
plastic c. exudation c
Purkinje's c.'s Purkinje's cells, under cell
pus c. one of the polymorphonuclear leukocytes that comprise the chief portion of the formed elements in pus.pus cell, pyocyte;
Rainey's c.'s rounded, ovoidal, or sickle-shaped spores or bradyzoites, 12 to 16 by 4 to 9 mum, found within the elongated cysts (Miescher's tubes) of the protozoan Sarcocystis.
red c. erythrocyte
renal c. the tuft of glomerular capillaries and the capsula glomeruli that encloses it.corpusculum renis [NA] , malpighian c.'s (1);
reticulated c. reticulocyte
Ruffini's c.'s sensory end-structures in the subcutaneous connective tissues of the fingers, consisting of an ovoid capsule within which the sensory fiber ends with numerous collateral knobs.
salivary c. one of the leukocytes present in saliva.
Schwalbe's c. taste bud
shadow c. achromocyte
splenic c.'s splenic lymph follicles, under follicle
tactile c. one of numerous oval bodies found in the papillae of the skin, especially those of the fingers and toes; they consist of a connective tissue capsule in which the axon fibrils terminate around and between a pile of wedge-shaped epithelioid cells.corpusculum tactus [NA] , Meissner's c., oval c., touch c;
taste c. taste bud
terminal nerve c.'s generic term denoting specialized encapsulated nerve endings such as the articular, bulboid, genital, lamellated, and tactile c.'s, and the tactile meniscus.corpuscula nervosa terminalia [NA];
third c. platelet
thymic c. small spherical bodies of keratinized and usually squamous epithelial cells arranged in a concentric pattern around clusters of degenerating lymphocytes, eosinophils, and macrophages; found in the medulla of the lobules of the thymus.Hassall's bodies, Hassall's concentric c.'s, Virchow-Hassall bodies;
touch c. tactile c
Toynbee's c.'s corneal c.'s
Traube's c. achromocyte
Tröltsch's c.'s minute spaces, resembling c.'s, between the radial fibers of the drum membrane of the ear.
Valentin's c.'s small bodies, probably amyloid, found occasionally in nerve tissue.
Vater's c.'s lamellated c.'s
Vater-Pacini c.'s lamellated c.'s
Virchow's c.'s corneal c.'s
white c. any type of leukocyte.
Zimmermann's c. platelet


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