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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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En todo caso, la investigacion no tiene el proposito de que la muestra represente a la poblacion, y por tanto universalizar los resultados, sino que su intencionalidad apunta a la obtencion de la maxima informacion--y comprension--posible de un fenomeno: como las actividades de los libros de texto de Quimica chilenos abordan la teoria corpuscular de la materia.
Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655) and many other natural philosophers in the first half of the seventeenth century argued in favor of the corpuscular theory of matter on philosophical grounds, as well as by appealing to empirical evidence.
Boyle and Newton drew on a well-developed experimental tradition and corpuscular matter theory derived from thirteenth-century Aristotelian alchemy and fused with Paracelsian spagyrical methods: it was seventeenth-century alchemy and iatrochemistry that provided them with the materialist theoretical basis and quantitative experimental methods on which to develop a replacement for Aristotle's substantial forms, not the Cartesian clockwork mechanism and Gassendian atomism.
Under the standard analogies of corpuscular approach, at this point the arguments usually go back to the wave theory of light assuming that the change in travel time of light particles somehow materializes as change of the emitted or received frequency.
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) (g/dl) in treated rats decreased significantly at low MTBE concentrations (1,000, and 1,500 ppm) by 9.
No correlation was found between ferritin level and age, smoking, fatigue severity, or mean corpuscular volume.
In these cases, further testing with a complete blood count (CBC), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), red cell distribution width (RDW) and serum ferritin concentration may be effective in determining the cause of anemia (SOR: C; expert opinion).
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin values also were lower in the recurrent ALTEs group (30.
12] was 120[+ or -]40 pg/mL and the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) was 94.
For this infant, the hemoglobin, hematocrit, and mean corpuscular volume (MCV) were remarkably low, while the red cell distribution width (RDW) was elevated (see Table 1).
The mean corpuscular volume (MCV) describes average red blood cell size.