Malpighian body
noun see Malpighian corpuscle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighian body — or Malpighian corpuscle n. 1. any nodule of lymphatic tissue in the spleen 2. any of a number of small masses of blood vessels in the kidney, enclosed by a capsule that is an enlargement of the end of a tubule through which urine passes * * * …   Universalium

  • Malpighian body — n RENAL CORPUSCLE also MALPIGHIAN CORPUSCLE (2) * * * the part of a nephron comprising the blood capillaries of the glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman s capsule. M. Malpighi (1628 94), Italian anatomist …   Medical dictionary

  • Malpighian body — or Malpighian corpuscle n. 1. any nodule of lymphatic tissue in the spleen 2. any of a number of small masses of blood vessels in the kidney, enclosed by a capsule that is an enlargement of the end of a tubule through which urine passes …   English World dictionary

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

  • Malpighian body — the part of a nephron comprising the blood capillaries of the glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman s capsule [Malpighi (1628–94), Italian anatomist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

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

  • Malpighian capsule — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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