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thymic corpuscle

thymic corpuscle in Medicine

thymic corpuscle n.
Any of numerous small spherical bodies found in the medulla of the lobules of the thymus, composed of keratinized, usually squamous, epithelial cells arranged around clusters of degenerating lymphocytes, eosinophils, and macrophages. Also called Hassall's concentric corpuscle.

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