pus corpuscles

pus corpuscles
see under cell.

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  • pus — [pus] n. [L < IE base * pū , * pu , to rot, stink (prob. orig. echoic of cry of disgust) > FOUL, Gr pyon, pus, L putridus, putrid] the usually yellowish white liquid matter produced in certain infections, consisting of bacteria, white… …   English World dictionary

  • Red blood corpuscles — Corpuscle Cor pus*cle ( p[u^]s*s l), n. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus.] 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White blood corpuscles — Corpuscle Cor pus*cle ( p[u^]s*s l), n. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus.] 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyoid corpuscles — Pyoid Py oid, a. [Gr. ? pus + oid.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to pus; of the nature of, or like, pus. [1913 Webster] {Pyoid corpuscles} (Med.), cells of a size larger than pus corpuscles, containing two or more of the latter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cor|pus|cle — «KR puh suhl, puhs uhl», noun. 1. any of the cells that form a large part of blood and lymph. Red corpuscles carry oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body and remove carbon dioxide; some white corpuscles destroy disease germs. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|pus|cu|lar — «kr PUHS kyuh luhr», adjective. of corpuscles; consisting of corpuscles; like that of corpuscles: »That spring the sun emitted a series of unusually strong and well defined corpuscular clouds (Scientific American). SYNONYM(S): cellular …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|pus|cu|lar|i|an — «kr PUHS kyuh LAYR ee uhn», adjective, noun. –adj. having to do with corpuscles or with the corpuscular philosophy. –n. a person who favors or believes in the corpuscular philosophy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corpuscle — Cor pus*cle ( p[u^]s*s l), n. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus.] 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyoid — Py oid, a. [Gr. ? pus + oid.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to pus; of the nature of, or like, pus. [1913 Webster] {Pyoid corpuscles} (Med.), cells of a size larger than pus corpuscles, containing two or more of the latter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corpuscle — noun a) A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. b) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are imbedded in an intercellular matrix, like connective tissue and cartilage corpuscles.… …   Wiktionary

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