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corpus amylaceum

[ ăm′ə-lāsē-əm, -shē- ]
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n.
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.
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