Meaning of Malpighian corpuscle

Malpigh'ian cor'puscle

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calledthe 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.
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