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noun, plural: corpuscles
(1) (biology) A small free-floating cell, especially a blood cell.
(2) A small, globular structure; a small mass.
(3) A nerve ending (e.g. tactile corpuscle).
(4) Any minute or discrete particle.
Word origin: From Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus (“‘body’”).
Related form(s): corpuscular (adjective)
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