Malpighian corpuscle Word Origin noun Anatomy.
- Also called kidney corpuscle, Malpighian body. the structure at the beginning of a vertebrate nephron, consisting of a glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman’s capsule.
- a compact aggregation of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole in the spleen.
Origin of Malpighian corpuscle First recorded in 1840–50 British Dictionary definitions for malpighian corpuscle Malpighian corpuscle Malpighian body noun
- anatomy an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule of the kidney
malpighian corpuscle in Medicine malpighian corpuscle n.
- renal corpuscle
- Any of numerous small nodular masses of lymphoid tissue attached to the sides of the smaller arterial branches in the spleen.malpighian body splenic lymph follicle