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 (kôr′pə-səl, -pŭs′əl)
a. An unattached body cell, such as a blood or lymph cell.
b. A rounded globular mass of cells, such as the pressure receptor on certain nerve endings.
2. A discrete particle, such as a photon or an electron.
3. A minute globular particle.

[Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·pus′cu·lar (kôr-pŭs′kyə-lər) adj.
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Adj.1.corpuscular - of or relating to corpuscles


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a. corpuscular, diminuto-a, entrocito.
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structure of the universe are the molecular, the corpuscular and the
Niveles explicativos de los estudiantes sobre la naturaleza corpuscular de la materia (Benarroch, 2000) Nivel 1: imagen de la materia continua y estatica.
Indeed, the Newtonian corpuscular theory of light was supported by the majority because of Newton.
A traves de calculos convencionales se estimaron los indices hematimetricos: volumen corpuscular medio (VCM), hemoglobina corpuscular media (HCM) y concentracion de hemoglobina corpuscular media (CHCM).
8 g/dl, mean corpuscular volume 68 fl and mean corpuscular haemoglobin 20.
La investigacion corresponde a un estudio de tipo descriptivo, donde se presento un panorama del estado de las variables hematologicas de un grupo de animales de la especie Mimus gilvus en un determinado momento; describiendo las variables recuento total de eritrocitos, concentracion de hemoglobina, porcentaje de hematocrito, indices eritrocitarios: volumen corpuscular medio (VCM), hemoglobina corpuscular media (HCM), concentracion de hemoglobina corpuscular media (CHCM); recuento leucocitario total, recuento leucocitario diferencial; y recuento total de plaquetas.
Both the control groups and experiment groups at mice as pre-post measuring were tested blood parameters of their red blood cell (RBC), white blood cell (WBC), haemoglobine (Hb), haematocrite (HCT), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobine(MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobine concentration (MCHC), platelet (PLT), platocrite (PCT) with the animals's swimming time(ST) and body temparature (BT).
Patients with a ratio of mean corpuscular volume (MCV) to white blood cell count (WBC) of 12 or more had a 67% likelihood of having a clinical response, while those with a ratio less than 12 had a 35% likelihood of having a clinical response.
Also, gestational diabetes mellitus patients, with large-for-gestational age babies, did not show any demonstrated alternation in placental glucose transporters activities (9), and reduced mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration has been observed to decrease both PAP activity and neonatal birth weight at term (10).
They describe the effect of global climate change, how the emission of strong electromagnetic thermal corpuscular energy preceded fires, how solar wind penetrates the atmosphere, the effect and direction of air masses, the factor of cloudiness, and the effect of cosmic radiation, with discussion of specific cases in Portugal and Central and South Europe.
MCV (Mean corpuscular volume) is a measure of the average red blood cell volume and is used to evaluate anemia.
Note that: Hb--haemaglobin; ESR--Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, MCH-mean corpuscular haemoglobin, MCHC -mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration]