Amniotic corpuscle

Amniotic corpuscle --> corpus amylaceum

One of a number of small ovoid or rounded, sometimes laminated, bodies resembling a grain of starch and found in nervous Tissue, in the prostate, and in pulmonary alveoli; of little pathological significance, and apparently derived from degenerated cells or proteinaceous secretions.

Synonym: amniotic corpuscle, amylaceous corpuscle, amyloid corpuscle, colloid corpuscle.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Amniotic_corpuscle&oldid=64477"
First | Previous (Amniotic band syndrome) | Next (Amniotic duct) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.