Malpighian corpuscle

  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.

Origin of Malpighian corpuscle

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for Malpighian corpuscle

Malpighian corpuscle

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

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