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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.

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

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.

cor·pus·cle

(kôr′pə-səl)
Any of various cells or cell-shaped structures in the body, especially a blood cell.
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
Translations
كُريَّه، جُسَيْـم
krvinka
blodlegeme
testecske
blóîkorn
kūnelis
asinsķermenītisdaļiņa
krvinka
al/ak yuvar

corpuscle

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

corpuscle

[ˈkɔːrpʌsəl] ncorpuscule m

corpuscle

nKorpuskel nt (spec); blood corpuscleBlutkörperchen nt

corpuscle

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

corpuscle

(ˈkoːpasl) noun
one of the red or white cells in the blood.

cor·pus·cle

n. corpúsculo, cuerpo diminuto.
References in classic literature ?
It is distinguished from the corpuscle, also the ultimate, indivisible unit of matter, by a closer resemblance to the atom, also the ultimate, indivisible unit of matter.
Possibly the wee creatures peopling the corpuscles of our own blood are overcome with the proper emotion when contemplating the unthinkable distance from one of these to another.
"Well, these stars, or rather corpuscles, only shine when they are heated by gliding over the atmospheric layers.
So is the microscopic examination for blood corpuscles. The latter is valueless if the stains are a few hours old.
In addition, 3 mL of blood for blood corpuscle analyses was collected in another blood collection tube containing ethylenediaminetetraacetate.
In some areas, the epithelial reticular cells are arranged concentrically in a structure known as a Hassall's corpuscle. In domestic fowl, the thymus involutes at 4 months of age at the onset of sexual maturity.
Kit for detection of antigens of the corpuscle viruses in the ceca faeces by the ifa method
In the English translation of Theodor Schwann's Microscopical Researches, what from 1900 on was increasingly called "blood cells" was termed "blood corpuscles." The "cellular nature of the blood-corpuscle" was already confirmed by Schwann: the blood-corpuscle "is a flattened cell furnished with a cell-nucleus, which is fixed to a spot on the internal surface of the cell-membrane." (32) Drawing from sources between 1660 and 1812, the OED defines a corpuscle as a "minute body or particle of matter.
The Meissner corpuscle revised: a multiafferented mechanoreceptor with nociceptor immunochemical properties.
Ordinarily, contact with the skin surface activates Ruffini corpuscle endings and Merkel cell-neurite complexes, with the Merkel cells producing long-lasting nerve impulses.
An analysis of the particle behaviour in the wave corpuscle duality can be regarded from the perspective of the fractal space time, with the unpredictable and nonlinear evolution, allowing that, on the basis of Shannon's information theory, we can connect it to entropy and further to informational energy in the sense of Onicescu [9].
While the ordinary neurofibroma would suggest the presence of mature Pacinian corpuscle, but there is no typical characteristic of Pacinian neurofibroma.2