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 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 — 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 — 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 — 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

  • 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

  • Spleen — An organ located in the upper left part of the abdomen near the stomach. The spleen produces lymphocytes; it is the largest lymphatic organ in the body. The spleen also filters the blood, serves as a major reservoir for blood and destroys blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • sago spleen — n a spleen which is affected with amyloid degeneration and in which the amyloid is deposited in the Malpighian corpuscles which appear in cross section as gray translucent bodies resembling grains of sago * * * a spleen having on its cut surface… …   Medical dictionary

  • White pulp — Transverse section of a portion of the spleen. (Lymphatic nodule labeled at center right.) …   Wikipedia

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary

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