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corpus

1. a collection or body of writings, esp by a single author or on a specific topic
2. Anatomy
a. any distinct mass or body
b. the main part of an organ or structure
3. the inner layer or layers of cells of the meristem at a shoot tip, which produces the vascular tissue and pith
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corpus

Latin for "body," corpus refers to a collection of items. Any very large body of work that is written (text), spoken or on video can be called a corpus. The Web is a gigantic corpus.
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