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corpus vile

/ˈkɔːpəs ˈvaɪlɪ/
noun (pl) corpora vilia (ˈkɔːpərə ˈvɪlɪə)
1.
a person or thing fit only to be the object of an experiment
Word Origin
literally: worthless body
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