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  • n. Plural form of corpuscle.


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  • We are, however, possibly indebted to Professor J.J. Thomson for the most direct experimental evidence as to the atomic nature of electricity, for, as is well known to scientists, he has discovered what he termed corpuscles, in association with electricity, which he makes the carriers of the charges involved in electrical phenomena.

    Aether and Gravitation

  • I always thought they should be called corpuscles.

    Change of Heart

  • We have repeated this experiment several times with the same result, thus showing that the complement in the white corpuscles is a very fragile substance.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • Laveran showed that the parasites, during their development in the red blood corpuscles, destroy them; and the red pigment in the corpuscles is changed into the melanin particles mentioned above.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1907 - Presentation Speech

  • As a result of this decomposition very minute bodies, to which the name corpuscles has been given, are projected from the radium atom with exceedingly great velocity.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • One of these theories asserts that a light ray is composed of small particles, which we may term corpuscles, which are projected into space by light-emitting substances.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1929 - Presentation Speech

  • For instance, in regard to what are known as the corpuscles, Meissner, in 1853, proved that these little molecular substances were distributed in a peculiar manner in the hand itself.

    Palmistry for All

  • Professor J.J. Thomson believes that it is possible to break off from an atom, a part which is only 1/1000 part of the whole, and these infinitesimal parts he has called corpuscles, which he considers are the carriers of the electric current.

    Aether and Gravitation

  • These bodies are known as the corpuscles of Herbst.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1e. Peripheral Terminations of Nerves of General Sensations

  • Filippi, however, showed that the motion of the corpuscles was the well-known Brownian motion; but he committed the error of supposing the corpuscles to be normal to the life of the insect.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2


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