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Amyloid corpuscle

Amyloid 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.


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