- Mar·cel·lo [mahr-chel-law] /mɑrˈtʃɛl lɔ/, 1628–94, Italian anatomist.
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Oligonephria: applied to insects with few urinary (Malpighian) tubes.
Polynephria: applied to insects with many urinary (Malpighian) tubes.
The Malpighian bodies were somewhat enlarged, but of normal structure.
The Malpighian bodies were normal as to the elements of which they consist.
Swelling of the spleen is caused by catabolism of the Malpighian bodies.Valere Aude
- Marcello (marˈtʃɛllo). 1628–94, Italian physiologist. A pioneer in microscopic anatomy, he identified the capillary system (1661)
- Of, relating to, or described by the Italian anatomist Marcello Malpighi.
Malpighi(măl-pē′gē, mäl-)Marcello 1628-1694
- Italian anatomist who pioneered the use of a microscope in the study of anatomy and discovered the capillary system.
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- Italian anatomist who was the first to use a microscope in the study of anatomy. He discovered the capillary system, extending the work of William Harvey. He is also noted for his studies of the structure of the lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, skin, brain, and spinal cord.
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