corpuscle

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cor·pus·cle / ˈkôrˌpəsəl/ • n. Biol. a minute body or cell in an organism, esp. a red or white cell in the blood of vertebrates. ∎ hist. a minute particle regarded as the basic constituent of matter or light.DERIVATIVES: cor·pus·cu·lar / kôrˈpəskyələr/ adj.

corpuscle

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corpuscle minute particle of matter. XVII. — L. corpusculum, dim. of CORPUS. See -CLE.

corpuscle

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corpuscle (kor-pŭs-ŭl) n. any small particle, cell, or mass of tissue.