Mysticism is produced by the combustion of the gray vascular matter in the sensorium—the thalami optici and the corpora striata.
The brain becomes relatively larger but more compact, and the optic lobes (corpora bigemina) become more distinct.
The sensibility of the corpora has declined much; that of the glans is unimpaired.
The reduction in size of the foramen of Munro above mentioned is, to a large extent, caused by the growth of the corpora striata.
Dorsal to the Sylvian aqueduct is a layer called the lamina quadrigemina and on this the corpora quadrigemina rest.
The corpora striata are united at their posterior border with the optic thalami.
corpora lutea, representing ovulation points of eggs in the oviducts, are approximately eight millimeters in diameter.
The corpora amylacea, so called, differ materially from starch-granules, and still more from the amyloid matter.
But there is considerable difference between the corpora lutea of non-pregnant and pregnant women.
In 1704 appeared his treatise de imperio solis ac lunæ in corpora humana, & morbis inde oriundis.
(plural corpora), late 14c., from Latin corpus, literally "body" (see corporeal). The sense of "body of a person" (mid-15c. in English) and "collection of facts or things" (1727 in English) both were present in Latin. Corpus Christi (late 14c.), feast of the Blessed Sacrament, is the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Also used in various medical phrases, e.g. corpus callosum (1706, literally "tough body"), corpus luteum (1788, literally "yellow body").
corpus cor·pus (kôr'pəs)
n. pl. cor·po·ra (-pər-ə)
The human body, consisting of the head, neck, trunk, and limbs.
The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
A distinct bodily mass or organ having a specific function.