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Corpuscle

Definition

noun, plural: corpuscles

(1) (biology) A small free-floating cell, especially a blood cell.

(2) A small, globular structure; a small mass.

(3) A nerve ending (e.g. tactile corpuscle).

(4) Any minute or discrete particle.


Supplement

Word origin: From Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus (“‘body’”).

Related form(s): corpuscular (adjective)

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by Dr.Stein
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