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Mal·pigh·i·an corpuscleor Mal·pigh·i·an body (măl-pĭg′ē-ən)
1. See renal corpuscle.
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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(Anatomy) anatomy an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney
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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.
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|Noun||1.||malpighian 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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