corpuscle [ kawr-p uh-s uhl, -puhs- uhl ] SHOW IPA / ˈkɔr pə səl, -pʌs əl / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Biology. an unattached cell, especially of a kind that floats freely, as a blood or lymph cell. Anatomy. a small mass or body forming a more or less distinct part, as the sensory receptors at nerve terminals. Physical Chemistry. a minute or elementary particle of matter, as an electron, proton, or atom. any minute particle.
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cor·pus·cule [kawr- puhs-kyool]. /kɔrˈpʌs kyul/. Origin of corpuscle
-culum -cle 1 OTHER WORDS FROM corpuscle cor·pus·cu·lar [kawr- puhs-ky uh-ler], /kɔrˈpʌs kyə lər/, cor·pus·cu·lat·ed [kawr- puhs-ky uh-ley-tid], /kɔrˈpʌs kyəˌleɪ tɪd/, cor·pus·cu·lous, adjective cor·pus·cu·lar·i·ty [kawr-puhs-ky uh- lar-i-tee], /kɔrˌpʌs kyəˈlær ɪ ti/, noun in·ter·cor·pus·cu·lar, adjective non·cor·pus·cu·lar, adjective
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How to use corpuscle in a sentence
So the genes that would make red blood
corpuscles, for example, are shut off in cells that become neurons.
Accordingly, the first third of the book is a historical overview of light, from Newton’s 17th century idea of light as “
corpuscles” to experiments probing the quantum reality of photons, or particles of light, in the late 20th century.
He crushed a corpuscular moth in water, painted a mulberry leaf with it, fed it to a healthy worm, and the
This corpuscular theory of matter may throw light on the laws of chemical combination.
Sir Isaac Newton's corpuscular theory "explained all the phenomena of light, except one," and he actually assumed, for it "fits."
Herschel accepted, as did all his cotemporaries, the Newtonian or corpuscular theory of light.
But distinctly enough, we are told of one red rain that it was of corpuscular composition—red snow, rather.
British Dictionary definitions for corpuscle noun any cell or similar minute body that is suspended in a fluid, esp any of the red blood corpuscles (erythrocytes) or white blood corpuscles (see leucocytes) See also erythrocyte, leucocyte anatomy the encapsulated ending of a sensory nerve physics a discrete particle such as an electron, photon, ion, or atom Also called: corpuscule ( kɔːˈpʌskjuːl) any minute particle Derived forms of corpuscle corpuscular ( kɔːˈpʌskjʊlə), adjective Word Origin for corpuscle
C17: from Latin
corpusculum a little body, from corpus body
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Medical definitions for corpuscle n. An unattached body cell, such as a blood or lymph cell. A rounded, globular mass of cells, such as the pressure receptor on certain nerve endings. Other words from corpuscle cor•pus ( ′cu•lar kôr-pŭs) ′kyə-lər adj.
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Scientific definitions for corpuscle Any of various cellular or small multicellular structures in the body, especially a red or white blood cell. See particle.
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