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Malpighian corpuscle

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noun Anatomy.
  1. 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.
  2. a compact aggregation of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole in the spleen.
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Origin of Malpighian corpuscle

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for malpighian body

Malpighian corpuscle

Malpighian body

  1. anatomy an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney
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malpighian body in Medicine

malpighian body

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