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Malpighian corpuscle

noun, Anatomy
1.
Also called kidney corpuscle, Malpighian body. the structure at the beginning of a vertebrate nephron, consisting of a glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman's capsule.
2.
a compact aggregation of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole in the spleen.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for Malpighian corpuscle

Malpighian corpuscle

noun
1.
(anatomy) an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney
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Malpighian corpuscle in Medicine

malpighian corpuscle n.

  1. See renal corpuscle.

  2. Any of numerous small nodular masses of lymphoid tissue attached to the sides of the smaller arterial branches in the spleen. Also called malpighian body, splenic lymph follicle.

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