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Related to corpuscle: blood corpuscle, Pacinian corpuscle, Meissner's corpuscle, Hassall corpuscle

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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While consuming tapwater with high content of ions of ferrum, calcium, magnesium and fluorine the most significant changes are observed in kidneys of the pregnant animals which is expressed in the decreasing of the number of renal corpuscles and their inhomogeneity; increasing of the average size of renal corpuscle and glomerulus.
Again, a search for the characteristic squamoid corpuscles is most helpful, and antibodies against the exocrine enzymes (trypsin and chymotrypsin) can be helpful in the differential diagnosis.
As it is known, the microscopic particles have only the wave feature, but not corpuscle property in the quantum mechanics.
It is worth noticing that in eq (3,2) the mass was defined regarding the particle as a delocalized corpuscle confined within [[DELTA].
Only the Plethodontidae lack a renal corpuscle (character 7, state 1) separating the vasa efferentia from the more distal epididymal ducts Too little data are available to recover ancestral state for salamanders in terms of Wolffian ducts without ciliated cells (character 8, state 0) or Wolffian ducts with ciliated cells (character 8, state 1) The branches leading to the Ambystomatidae + Dicamptodontidae + Salamandridae and Rhyacotritonidae possess Wolffian ducts with ciliated epithelial cells, whereas the branches leading to the Plethodontidee and Proteidae do not possess ciliated Wolffian ducts.
The corpuscles present a remarkable sameness, and we cannot pick out with readiness the old elements ready to die, or the new ones which have just made their appearance.
On a function of the red corpuscles of the blood and on the process of arterialisation.
In Bohm's pilot wave theory, the basic idea is that a wave and a corpuscle contemporarily constitute each elementary particle of physics; here, the wave has the role to guide the corpuscle during its movement.
I didn't want a single corpuscle in my body to be divided.
corpuscle: A red corpuscle brings oxygen to a working muscle.
Inoue and other researchers at the university are expected to take samples of nuclear DNA from the tissues to analyze human leucocyte antigen, a pattern of white blood corpuscle.
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.