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.]

Malpighian corpuscle

or

Malpighian body

n
(Anatomy) anatomy an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney

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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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