Malpighian
Malpighian Mal*pi"ghi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster]

{Malpighian capsules} or {Malpighian corpuscles} (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing the glomeruli or Malpighian tufts, at the extremities of the urinary tubules of the kidney.

{Malpighian corpuscles of the spleen}, masses of adenoid tissue connected with branches of the splenic artery. [1913 Webster]


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  • Malpighian — adjective see Malpighi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • malpighian — mal·pigh·i·an …   English syllables

  • malpighian — (ˈ)mal|pigēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Marcello Malpighi died 1694 + English an : of, relating to, or discovered by Marcello Malpighi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malpighian capsules — Malpighian Mal*pi ghi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster] {Malpighian capsules} or {Malpighian corpuscles} (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malpighian corpuscle — n. (Anatomy), See malpighian body. Syn: malpighian body, Malpighian capsule. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighian corpuscles — Malpighian Mal*pi ghi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster] {Malpighian capsules} or {Malpighian corpuscles} (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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