malpighian-corpuscle

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:
1840–50

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Malpighian corpuscle or Malpighian body
 
n
anatomy an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney
 
Malpighian body or Malpighian body
 
n

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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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