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cor·pus·cle

 (kôr′pə-səl, -pŭs′əl)
n.
1.
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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corpuscle

(ˈkɔːpʌsəl)
n
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]
corpuscular adj
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cor•pus•cle

(ˈkɔr pə səl, -pʌs əl)

n.
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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cor·pus·cle

(kôr′pə-səl)
Any of various cells or cell-shaped structures in the body, especially a blood cell.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corpuscle - (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anythingcorpuscle - (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 plateletscorpuscle - 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"
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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Translations
كُريَّه، جُسَيْـم
krvinka
blodlegeme
testecske
blóîkorn
kūnelis
asinsķermenītisdaļiņa
krvinka
al/ak yuvar

corpuscle

[ˈkɔːpʌsl] N [of blood] → glóbulo m, corpúsculo m
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corpuscle

[ˈkɔːrpʌsəl] ncorpuscule m
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corpuscle

nKorpuskel nt (spec); blood corpuscleBlutkörperchen nt
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corpuscle

[ˈkɔːpʌsl] ncorpuscolo; (of blood) → globulo (sia rosso che bianco)
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corpuscle

(ˈkoːpasl) noun
one of the red or white cells in the blood.
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cor·pus·cle

n. corpúsculo, cuerpo diminuto.
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