Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Marcello Malpighi (1628–94), an Italian anatomist and physiologist: applied in anatomy to several structures discovered or particularly investigated by him, as follows.
- A lymphoid corpuscle of the spleen. See corpuscle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century.
- Malpighi + -an (Wiktionary)
“These lie parallel in the medullary or central structure, but On reaching the cortical or outer layer, they wind about and interlace, ending, at last, in dilated closed sacs called Malpighian capsules.”
“The air-filled tracheae of the larvae were clearly visible using phase-contrast x-ray imaging, and occasionally darker structures, which may be soft structures such as Malpighian tubules or developing salivary glands, were visible in all species.”
“Gas exchange is accomplished by book gills, book lungs, or tracheae, while waste products are excreted by coxal glands and/or Malpighian tubules.”
“Under such circumstances the sudden stoppage, particularly the impact of the magnetic blood stream against the membrane of a Malpighian body, exemplifies the physical law of the induction of electricity, in accordance with which the blood that enters the spleen is changed into plasma and exudes through the membrane of the Malpighian bodies.”
“Malpighian corpuscles and supplies the acid tissue of the spleen (pulpa splenica).”
“Swelling of the spleen is caused by catabolism of the Malpighian bodies.”
“The numerous Malpighian bodies in the spleen act as so many electrical conductors, and the product of their electrical activity is found in the formic and acetic acid of the fluid plasma which filters through the”
“Here rather the arteries end suddenly when they have diminished to a diameter of one one-hundred-and-fortieth of an inch and end in a bulb (the Malpighian bodies).”
“Trace water and salts from the Malpighian capsules to the bladder, naming parts through which they pass.”
“This is because the separation of waste is done in part by the Malpighian capsules and in part by the uriniferous tubules.”
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