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corpuscle (n.)

1650s, "any small particle," from Latin corpusculum "a puny body; an atom, particle," diminutive of corpus "body" (from PIE root *kwrep- "body, form, appearance"); for ending see -cule. In anatomy, "a microscopic body regarded by itself" (1741); applied to blood cells by 1845 (short for blood-corpuscle). Related: Corpuscular.

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Definitions of corpuscle

corpuscle (n.)
(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything;
Synonyms: atom / molecule / particle / mote / speck
corpuscle (n.)
either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets;
Synonyms: blood cell / blood corpuscle
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