|1.||erythrocyte See also leucocyte any cell or similar minute body that is suspended in a fluid, esp any of the red blood corpuscles (erythrocytes) or white blood corpuscles (see leucocytes)|
|2.||anatomy the encapsulated ending of a sensory nerve|
|3.||physics a discrete particle such as an electron, photon, ion, or atom|
|4.||Also called: corpuscule any minute particle|
|[C17: from Latin corpusculum a little body, from corpus body]|
corpuscle cor·pus·cle (kôr'pə-səl, -pŭs'əl)
An unattached body cell, such as a blood or lymph cell.
A rounded, globular mass of cells, such as the pressure receptor on certain nerve endings.