corpus vile

noun plural corpora vilia (ˈkɔːpərə ˈvɪlɪə)

a person or thing fit only to be the object of an experiment

Nearby words

  1. corpus juris civilis,
  2. corpus luteum,
  3. corpus luteum hormone,
  4. corpus spongiosum,
  5. corpus striatum,
  6. corpuscle,
  7. corpuscular,
  8. corpuscular lymph,
  9. corpuscular radiation,
  10. corpuscular theory

Word Origin for corpus vile

literally: worthless body

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