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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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Spearman's correlation coefficient of age wise distribution of the number of Hassall's corpuscles was -0.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) of Hassall's corpuscles with age showed significant differences between the groups.
Regression graphs were plotted and a cubic curve was obtained which coincided with the observed number of Hassall's corpuscles.
Hassall's corpuscles were observed in all the specimens studied.
The presence of Hassall's corpuscles in the medulla in all age groups indicate some function.
Hassall's corpuscles are present in all age groups and there is no relationship of the size or shape with the age of the person.
Paul Kohnen (1964, (17)), in a study of thymic corpuscles in guinea pig suggested that the central core of Hassall's corpuscle consists of reticular cells with lamellation.