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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
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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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Blood corpuscle parameters (e.g., WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, and MCH) are the main blood components of hematopoiesis, and are important in the diagnosis, treatment, and assessment of the physiological status of ruminants [23].
By contrast, the phrase 'corpuscularian philosophy,' coined by Boyle, connotes an explanation of the qualities of bodies by appeal to invisible corpuscles, which are postulated as the constituents of all material bodies and whose properties and structural arrangements are thought to give rise to the sorts of powers and qualities that these bodies possess." Anstey holds that these two "are not co-extensive, and a degree of precision here will help to untangle a number of issues that otherwise are susceptible of conflation" (18).
(C) Section of neoplastic tissue where numerous lymphocytes and epithelial cells forming Hassall's corpuscle (asterisks) are noted (hematoxylin and eosin, bar = 200 [micro]m).
The last types are Pacinian corpuscles, deeply located with fast-adapting characteristics (a single pulse).
All papers containing the terms "whole body vibration" "mechanoreceptors", "touch-pressure sensitivity", "vibration sensitivity", "Paccini corpuscles", "Meissner corpuscles", "vibrotactile" in the title or abstract were identified.
The epithelial component consists of cells arranged in acini, sheets, and squamoid corpuscles. Fine-needle aspiration cytology reveals cohesive epithelial cells with both acinar and neuroendocrine features.
Objective: To examine the effects of prenatal administration of retinoic acid on the proliferation of epithelioreticular cells and Hassall's corpuscles in the medulla of chick thymus.
The distribution rate of the stained area was assessed by counting the positively stained and total Hassall's corpuscles in the thymic tissues and expressed as the percentage of positive Hassall's corpuscles.
PRF was dissected approximately 2 mm below its contact point with the red corpuscles situated beneath, to include any remaining platelets that may have localized below the junction between the PRF and red corpuscles [7].
The patient's tissue was consistent with normal thymic ultrastructure with Hassall's corpuscles noted and slightly increased in number compared to normal tissue.
(1969) also reported high concentrations of Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Magnesium hydroxide and Calcium sulphate in the calcareous corpuscles of Mesocestoides corti and stated that inorganic composition of corpuscles depend on parasite's environment.
This is consistent with the literature where PN showed typical histopathologic image of round or ovoid lobules that contain Pacinian corpuscles embedded in myxoid stroma.