malpighian corpuscle
malpighian body malpighian body n. (Anatomy), The capsule that contains a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron; also called {malpighian corpuscle} and {Malpighian capsule}. [WordNet 1.5]

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

  • Malpighian corpuscle — n 1) RENAL CORPUSCLE 2) any of the small masses of adenoid tissue formed around the branches of the splenic artery in the spleen …   Medical dictionary

  • malpighian corpuscle — noun the capsule that contains Bowman s capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron • Syn: ↑malpighian body, ↑renal corpuscle • Hypernyms: ↑capsule • Part Holonyms: ↑nephron, ↑uriniferous tubule …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malpighian corpuscle — There are at least two anatomical structures called a Malpighian corpuscle. They are also known as: Renal corpuscles the initial filtering component of nephrons in the kidneys splenic lymphoid nodules, or White nodules follicles in the white pulp …   Wikipedia

  • Malpighian corpuscle — Anat. 1. Also called kidney corpuscle, Malpighian body. the structure at the beginning of a vertebrate nephron, consisting of a glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman s capsule. 2. a compact aggregation of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole… …   Universalium

  • Malpighian corpuscle — noun Etymology: Marcello Malpighi Date: 1848 the part of a nephron that consists of a glomerulus and Bowman s capsule called also Malpighian body …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Malpighian corpuscle — noun a) renal corpuscle b) a mass of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole of the spleen …   Wiktionary

  • Malpighian corpuscle — (Anatomy) minute capsule connected to a tubule in the kidney; nodule of lymphatic tissue in the spleen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Malpighian corpuscle — Malpigh′ian cor′puscle n. 1) anat. zool. Also called Malpigh′ian bod y. the structure at the beginning of a vertebrate nephron consisting of a glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman s capsule. 2) anat. a lymph nodule of the spleen • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • malpighian corpuscle of kidney — renal c …   Medical dictionary

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