from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mass of arterial capillaries enveloped in a capsule and attached to a tubule in the kidney. Also called Malpighian body, renal corpuscle.
- n. A nodule of lymphatic tissue surrounding the smaller arteries in the spleen.
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- n. renal corpuscle
- n. a mass of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole of the spleen
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See malpighian body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
After Marcello Malpighi.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)