corpuscle

[ kawr-puh-suh l, -puhs-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF corpuscle
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The ion differs from the molecule, the corpuscle and the atom in that it is an ion.

The soldier, or so to say, the corpuscle, separating at the command "Break ranks!"

Let us see about this latest theory—the Corpuscle or Electron Theory.

It will be noticed that there are usually two bodies in a corpuscle.

The body is, as a rule, situated near the edge of the corpuscle.

The parasite is not more than three-quarters the length of the corpuscle.

And the third is likewise impossible in a corpuscle that is a perfect unity.

As to the Corpuscle being "Primal Substance," it must be admitted that its advocates have presented a very strong case.

Everything in Substance now seems to be moving back to the Corpuscle, as we shall see a little further on.

And, in fact, such theory was about finally adopted as a working hypothesis until the discovery of the Corpuscle.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "any small particle," from Latin corpusculum "a puny body; an atom, particle," diminutive of corpus "body" (see corporeal). First applied to blood cells 1845. Related: Corpuscular.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CORPUSCLE

blood cell

nounblood corpuscle
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