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Corpuscle

Definition noun, plural: corpuscles (1) (biology) A small free-floating cell, especially a blood cell. (2) A small, globular... Read More

Tactile corpuscle

Definition noun, plural: tactile corpuscles A rounded, globular structure found in the papillae of the skin (especially... Read More

Meissners corpuscle

Definition noun, plural: Meissner's corpuscles A rounded, globular structure found in the papillae of the skin (especially... Read More

Basal corpuscle

Basal corpuscle --> basal body (Science: cell biology) structure found at the base of eukaryotic cilia and flagella... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Pus corpuscle

Definition noun, plural: pus cells A dead polymorphonuclear white blood cell, i.e. neutrophil, found in pus. Supplement Pus... Read More

Nephron

Definition noun, plural: nephrons The structural and functional unit of the kidney, i.e. a structure comprised of a set of... Read More

Exudate cell

Definition noun, plural: exudate cells Any of the cells participating in the forming of exudate during inflammation or a... Read More

Pyocyte

Definition noun, plural: pyocytes A pus corpuscle. Supplement Pyocytes, infectious agents, cell debris, and tissue fluid are... Read More

White blood cell

Definition noun, plural: white blood cells Any of the nucleated blood cells that lack hemoglobin, with a primary role in the... Read More

Leukocyte

Definition noun, plural: leukocytes Any of the nucleated blood cells that lack hemoglobin, and whose main function involves... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Colostrum

Definition noun, plural: colostra The first milk secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals coming into... Read More

Pus cell

Definition noun, plural: pus cells A dead polymorphonuclear leukocyte, i.e. neutrophil, found in pus. Supplement Pus cells,... Read More

Hematocrit

Definition noun (1) The ratio of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells, usually expressed as a percentage of the... Read More

Platelet

Definition noun, plural: platelets A discoid cellular fragment (2–3 µm diameter) important for blood coagulation and for... Read More

Capsular space

Capsular space The slitlike space between the visceral and parietal layers of the capsule of the renal corpuscle; it opens... Read More

Kidney

Definition noun, plural: kidneys (anatomy) Either of a pair of two bean-shaped organs located at the back of the abdominal... Read More

Pus

Definition noun A viscous exudate formed and discharged from an inflamed tissue as an end-result of... Read More

Corpusculum tactus

Definition noun, plural: corpuscula tactus Latin term for tactile corpuscle. Supplement Word origin: corpusculum, diminutive... Read More

Chyle

Definition noun, plural: chyles A body fluid in the small intestine, containing mainly of emulsified fats and aids in the... Read More

Red blood cell

Definition noun, plural: red blood cells The blood cell containing hemoglobin and functions primarily to transport... Read More

Erythrocyte

Definition noun, plural: erythrocytes A blood cell with hemoglobin-rich cytoplasm and whose main function is to transport... Read More

Desmosome

Definition noun, plural: desmosomes A type of cell junction made up of desmosome-intermediate filament complexes, which in... Read More

Touch

Definition noun (1) A perception or sense that results from the activation of neural receptors in the skin, and other mucous... Read More