corpus amylaceum

[ ăm′ə-lāsē-əm, -shē- ]


One of numerous small ovoid or rounded bodies thought to be derived from degenerated cells or secretions containing protein and found in nervous tissue, in the prostate, and in the pulmonary alveoli.

Nearby words

  1. corpsman,
  2. corpulence,
  3. corpulent,
  4. corpus,
  5. corpus albicans,
  6. corpus callosum,
  7. corpus cavernosum,
  8. corpus christi,
  9. corpus christi bay,
  10. corpus delicti

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