Malpighian corpuscle


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Mal·pigh·i·an corpuscle

or Mal·pigh·i·an body  (măl-pĭg′ē-ən)
n.
2. Any of numerous small nodular masses of lymphoid tissue attached to the sides of the smaller arterial branches in the spleen.

[After Marcello Malpighi.]
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Malpighian corpuscle

or

Malpighian body

n
(Anatomy) anatomy an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney
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Malpigh′ian cor′puscle


n.
1. Also called Malpigh′ian bod`y. the structure at the beginning of a vertebrate nephron consisting of a glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman's capsule.
2. a lymph nodule of the spleen.
[1840–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malpighian corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephronmalpighian corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
nephron, uriniferous tubule - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
Bowman's capsule, capsula glomeruli, glomerular capsule - thin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron
glomerulus - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
capsule - a structure that encloses a body part
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References in periodicals archive ?
Histopathological investigation: In the control and GE groups, the Malpighian corpuscles were spherical and each consists of a bunch of blood capillaries called the glomerulus, which surrounded by Bowman's capsule.
Control kidney section showed the renal corpuscles (Malpighian corpuscles) within renal cortex (C).
Organized lymphoid follicles (malpighian corpuscles) are not present.