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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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The effects of the dietary level of tapioca residue on blood metabolites and blood corpuscles in late fattening Hanwoo steers are shown in Tables 3 and 4.
In some areas, the reticular cells resembled epithelioid cells forming concentric lamellae of keratin similar to Hassall's corpuscles (Fig 1C), and 1-2 multiple mitotic figures were observed per field of x400.
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 epidermal mechanoreceptors for touch are composed of Meissner corpuscles, Merkel cells, and free nerve endings.
of a sperm flagellum showing the 9+9+2 axoneme (ax), accessory bodies (ab), mitochondrial derivatives (large md1 and small md2), and the puff-like corpuscle (arrow).
In this case the nonlinear interaction and dispersive effect occur simultaneously in the dynamical equation, the deformational effect of nonlinear interaction on the wave can suppress its dispersive effect, thus dynamic Equation (5) have a soliton solution [29-30], which has both wave and corpuscle feature.
Prediction of the maximum size in Wicksell's corpuscle problem.
The presence of a renal corpuscle within the genital kidney (character 7, state 0) was recovered as the pleisiomorphic condition for salamanders.
The disruption of the renal tubules together with the renal corpuscles was bound to hamper tubular reabsorption and glomerular filtration (Farag et al., 2006; Ghedira et al., 2010).
The response is quite similar to the signal variation of the Pacinian corpuscle sensory receptor in the dermis and the output is characterized by the temporal differential property.
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of Toledo, US) argues that in fact he was more inclined to think that something like a cohesive power is what functions as the cement or bond to hold qualities and corpuscles to each other, and even to hold the constituent parts of a corpuscle together.