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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to corpuscles; consisting of or separable into corpuscles, or minute ultimate particles. Also corpusculous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or composed of, corpuscles, or small particles.
  • adjective that which attempts to account for the phenomena of nature, by the motion, figure, rest, position, etc., of the minute particles of matter.
  • adjective (Opt.) the theory enunciated by Sir Isaac Newton, that light consists in the emission and rapid progression of minute particles or corpuscles. The theory is now generally rejected, and supplanted by the undulatory theory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or composed of corpuscles; particulate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to corpuscles

Etymologies

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From New Latin *corpuscularis, from corpusculum ("corpuscle")

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