|—n , pl -pora|
|1.||a collection or body of writings, esp by a single author or on a specific topic: the corpus of Dickens' works|
|2.||the main body, section, or substance of something|
|a. any distinct mass or body|
|b. the main part of an organ or structure|
|4.||Compare tunica the inner layer or layers of cells of the meristem at a shoot tip, which produces the vascular tissue and pith|
|5.||linguistics a body of data, esp the finite collection of grammatical sentences of a language that a linguistic theory seeks to describe by means of an algorithm|
|6.||a capital or principal sum, as contrasted with a derived income|
|7.||obsolete a human or animal body, esp a dead one|
|[C14: from Latin: 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.