Corpuscle meaning

kôr'pə-səl, -pŭs'əl
A discrete particle, such as a photon or an electron.
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A minute globular particle.
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A very small particle.
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A protoplasmic particle or cell with a special function; esp., any of the erythrocytes (red corpuscles) or leukocytes (white corpuscles) that float in the blood, lymph, etc. of vertebrates.
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A discrete particle, such as a photon or an electron.
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A minute globular particle.
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Any of various cellular or small multicellular structures in the body, especially a red or white blood cell.
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A minute particle; an atom; a molecule.
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A protoplasmic animal cell; especially, such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are embedded in an intercellular matrix, like connective tissue and cartilage corpuscles.
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Origin of corpuscle

  • Latin corpusculum diminutive of corpus body kwrep- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus (“body”).
    From Wiktionary