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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

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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Trends in cancer incidence in female breast, cervix uteri, corpus uteri, and ovary in India.
In uterine prolapse, it has been noted that uterine endometrium is very vascular and easily recognized and everted organ is usually corpus uteri (Allen, 1988; Ocal, 1999).
The types of cancer for which animal products had the strongest correlation include female breast, corpus uteri, kidney, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, testicular, thyroid cancer, and multiple myeloma.
An earlier report by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit highlighted an increase in colorectal cancer and skin cancer (malignant melanoma) in men; cancer of the corpus uteri (womb) in women and pancreatic cancer in both men and women.