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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.
cor·pus′cu·lar (kôr-pŭs′kyə-lər) adj.
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1. (Biology) any cell or similar minute body that is suspended in a fluid, esp any of the red blood corpuscles (erythrocytes) or white blood corpuscles (see leucocytes). See also erythrocyte, leucocyte
2. (Anatomy) anatomy the encapsulated ending of a sensory nerve
3. (General Physics) physics a discrete particle such as an electron, photon, ion, or atom
4. Also called: corpuscule any minute particle
[C17: from Latin corpusculum a little body, from corpus body]
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cor•pus•cle(ˈkɔr pə səl, -pʌs əl)
1. an unattached cell, esp. a blood or lymph cell.
2. a small mass of cells forming a distinct anatomical part, as certain sensory receptors.
3. any minute particle.Sometimes, cor•pus•cule (kɔrˈpʌs kyul)
[1650–60; < Latin corpusculum=corpus body + -culum -cle1]
cor•pus′cu•lar (-kyə lər) adj.
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Any of various cells or cell-shaped structures in the body, especially a blood cell.
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|Noun||1.||corpuscle - (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything|
grain - a relatively small granular particle of a substance; "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"
grinding - material resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
chylomicron - a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood
flyspeck - a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
identification particle - a tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture
|2.||corpuscle - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets|
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
leucocyte, leukocyte, WBC, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
packed cells - a preparation of blood cells separated from the liquid plasma; "packed cells are given to severely anemic patients in order to avoid overloading the circulatory system with too much fluid"
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corpuscle[ˈkɔːrpʌsəl] n → corpuscule m
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
one of the red or white cells in the blood. bloedliggaampie كُريَّه، جُسَيْـم кръвно телце corpúsculo krvinka das Blutkörperchen blodlegeme αιμοσφαίριο glóbulo verelible گلبول verisolu globule sanguin כָּדוּרִיוֹת דָם रक्त कणिका krvno zrnce testecske sel darah blóðkorn globulo 血球 혈구 kūnelis asinsķermenītis; daļiņa korpuskel lichaampjeblodlegeme ciałko ذره، كرويات (جمع)، دوينو ذره corpúsculo globulă корпускула krvinka krvnička krvno zrnce [blod]kropp เม็ดเลือด al/ak yuvar 血球 тільце جسميہ huyết cầu 血球
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n. corpúsculo, cuerpo diminuto.
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