- corporal of horse,
- corporal punishment,
- corporal's guard,
noun, plural cor·po·ra [kawr-per-uh] /ˈkɔr pər ə/ or, sometimes, cor·pus·es.
Origin of corpus
Examples from the Web for corpora
In the brain the smooth hemispheres are so short as to leave the cerebellum and sometimes even the corpora quadrigemina exposed.
Above, it communicates with the aqueduct of Sylvius, which is tunnelled below the substance of the corpora quadrigemina.
The corpora amylacea, so called, differ materially from starch-granules, and still more from the amyloid matter.
At about this period the true kidneys were replaced by the corpora Wolffiana.
Corpora lutea and corpora albicantia were studied under a binocular dissecting microscope.
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").