noun, plural cor·po·ra [kawr-per-uh] /ˈkɔr pər ə/ or, sometimes, cor·pus·es.
Origin of corpus
Related Words for corporaoeuvre, core, substance, compilation, collection, bulk, entirety, mass, whole, staple
Examples from the Web for corpora
Historical Examples of corpora
The brain becomes relatively larger but more compact, and the optic lobes (corpora bigemina) become more distinct.
The reduction in size of the foramen of Munro above mentioned is, to a large extent, caused by the growth of the corpora striata.
The corpora striata are united at their posterior border with the optic thalami.
But there is considerable difference between the corpora lutea of non-pregnant and pregnant women.Woman
William J. Robinson
The corpora amylacea, so called, differ materially from starch-granules, and still more from the amyloid matter.
noun plural -pora (-pərə)
- any distinct mass or body
- the main part of an organ or structure
Word Origin for corpus
(plural corpora), late 14c., from Latin corpus, literally "body" (see corporeal). The sense of "body of a person" (mid-15c. in English) and "collection of facts or things" (1727 in English) both were present in Latin. Corpus Christi (late 14c.), feast of the Blessed Sacrament, is the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Also used in various medical phrases, e.g. corpus callosum (1706, literally "tough body"), corpus luteum (1788, literally "yellow body").