thymic corpuscle


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thymic corpuscle

[′thī·mik ′kȯr·pə·səl]
(histology)
A characteristic, rounded, acidophil body in the medulla of the thymus; composed of hyalinized cells concentrically arranged about a core which is occasionally calcified. Also known as Hassal's body.
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Similarly, ghrelin-ip cells in the medulla were located within epithelial cells and thymic corpuscle. The cells exhibited a stained cytoplasm and were round or oval in shape (Fig.
(MB, membrane; TC, cortex; TM, medulla; SI, septa interlobular; EC, epithelial cell; RS, thymic corpuscle; red-stained with single-cell structure); TA, thymic corpuscle (typical concentric arrangement); IA, thymic corpuscle (irregular arrangement).
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.
The nature and significance of the thymic corpuscles. Am.