Malpighi Mal·pi·ghi (māl-pē'gē, mäl-), Marcello. 1628-1694.
Italian anatomist who pioneered the use of a microscope in the study of anatomy and discovered the capillary system.
malpighian mal·pigh·i·an (māl-pĭg'ē-ən)
Of, relating to, or described by the Italian anatomist Marcello Malpighi.
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Italian anatomist who was the first to use a microscope in the study of anatomy. He discovered the capillary system, extending the work of William Harvey. He is also noted for his studies of the structure of the lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, skin, brain, and spinal cord.