- Also called kidney corpuscle, Malpighian body. the structure at the beginning of a vertebrate nephron, consisting of a glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman's capsule.
- a compact aggregation of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole in the spleen.
Origin of Malpighian corpuscle
First recorded in 1840–50
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- anatomy an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney
- renal corpuscle
- Any of numerous small nodular masses of lymphoid tissue attached to the sides of the smaller arterial branches in the spleen.malpighian body splenic lymph follicle
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