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corpuscle cor·pus·cle (kôr'pə-səl, -pŭs'əl)

  1. An unattached body cell, such as a blood or lymph cell.

  2. A rounded, globular mass of cells, such as the pressure receptor on certain nerve endings.

cor·pus'cu·lar (kôr-pŭs'kyə-lər) adj.
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