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 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 corpuscles of the spleen — 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 corpuscles of spleen — noduli lymphoidei splenici; see under nodulus …   Medical dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 bodies — /mælˌpɪgiən ˈbɒdiz/ (say mal.pigeeuhn bodeez) plural noun certain small, round bodies occurring in the cortical substance of the kidney, and the lymph nodules of the spleen. Also, Malpighian corpuscles. {from Marcello Malpighi, 1628–94, Italian… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Malpighian — Malphigian is an attribute to several anatomical structures: Malpighian corpuscle, which in turn may refer to: Renal corpuscles the initial filtering component of nephrons in the kidneys splenic lymphoid nodules, or White nodules follicles in the …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • corpuscle — 1. A small mass or body. 2. A blood cell. SYN: corpusculum. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus, body] amnionic c. SYN: corpus amylaceum. amylaceous c., amyloid c. SYN: corpus amylaceum. articular corpuscles …   Medical dictionary

  • follicle — 1. A more or less spherical mass of cells usually containing a cavity. 2. A crypt or minute cul de sac or lacuna, such as the depression in the skin from which the hair emerges. SYN: folliculus [TA]. [L. folliculus, a small sac, dim. of follis, a …   Medical dictionary

  • Malpighi — Marcello, Italian anatomist, histologist, and embryologist, 1628–1694. See malpighian bodies, under body, malpighian capsule, malpighian cell, malpighian corpuscles, under corpuscle, malpighian glands, under gland, malpighian glomerulus,… …   Medical dictionary

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