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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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.
An electron microscopic study of thymic corpuscles in guinea pig.