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Meaning of corpuscle

cor•pus•cle

Pronunciation: (kôr'pu-sul, -pus-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. an unattached cell, esp. of a kind that floats freely, as a blood or lymph cell.
  2. a small mass or body forming a more or less distinct part, as the sensory receptors at nerve terminals.
  3. a minute or elementary particle of matter, as an electron, proton, or atom.
  4. any minute particle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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