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a.1.(Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century.
Malpighian capsules
(Anatomy) the globular dilatations, containing the glomeruli or Malpighian tufts, at the extremities of the urinary tubules of the kidney.
Malpighian corpuscles of the spleen
masses of adenoid tissue connected with branches of the splenic artery.