malpighian body


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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.]
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Noun1.Malpighian body - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephronmalpighian body - 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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The "starry night" splenic angioram*--Contrast material opacification of the Malpighian body marginal sinus circulation in spleen trauma.