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corpuscle

1. any cell or similar minute body that is suspended in a fluid, esp any of the red blood corpuscles (see erythrocyte) or white blood corpuscles (see leucocyte).
2. Anatomy the encapsulated ending of a sensory nerve
3. Physics a discrete particle such as an electron, photon, ion, or atom

corpuscle

[′kȯr·pəs·əl]
(anatomy)
A small, rounded body.
(neuroscience)
An encapsulated sensory-nerve end organ.
(optics)
A particle of light in the corpuscular theory, corresponding to the photon in the quantum theory.
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Cross section of a sperm flagellum showing the 9+9+2 axoneme (ax), accessory bodies (ab), mitochondrial derivatives (large md1 and small md2), and the puff-like corpuscle (arrow).
In this case the nonlinear interaction and dispersive effect occur simultaneously in the dynamical equation, the deformational effect of nonlinear interaction on the wave can suppress its dispersive effect, thus dynamic Equation (5) have a soliton solution [29-30], which has both wave and corpuscle feature.
Prediction of the maximum size in Wicksell's corpuscle problem.
The presence of a renal corpuscle within the genital kidney (character 7, state 0) was recovered as the pleisiomorphic condition for salamanders.
The blood corpuscles, such as leukocytes, erythrocytes, hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets were determined using an automatic hematological analyzer (VET abc, Montpellier, France) within 2 h after blood sampling.
Laplace calculated that the Moon would approach the Earth at the rate Halley had deduced if the gravitational corpuscle traveled 7 million times faster than light.
This division was founded on the belief that in the Periplocaceae the pollen tetrads are loosely deposited on scooplike translators attached to a soft, sticky, somewhat amorphous viscidium, whereas in the remainder of the Asclepiadaceae the pollen is gathered into pollinia and attached to a cliplike corpuscle.
Shrinking computers and transmitters to corpuscle size or smaller makes them injectable.
Ouchi, who was exposed to 17 sieverts of radiation, is due to receive a transfusion of peripheral stem cells Wednesday from his brother to activate his blood-producing functions, which has deteriorated due to a sustained drop in his white blood corpuscle and blood platelet count.
Swammerdam's most famous discovery, however, made in 1658, was the red blood corpuscle.
One Hassall's corpuscle of relatively larger size but still in early stages of formation with a single nucleus was seen (Fig.
size of renal corpuscle, micron, size of renal glomerulus, micron, diameter of proximal convoluted tubule, micron, diameter of opening of proximal convoluted tubule, micron, size of epithelial of renal tubules, micron2 and size of their nuclears, micron (2).