Rainey corpuscle

Rainey corpuscle
any of the uninucleate, crescentic trophozoites found in sarcocysts in sarcocystosis.

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  • Rainey corpuscle — Rai·ney corpuscle (raґne) [George Rainey, British anatomist, 1801–1884] see under corpuscle …   Medical dictionary

  • Rainey's corpuscle — Rain·ey s corpuscle rā nēz n the crescent shaped spore of a sporozoan of the order Sarcosporidia Rainey George (1801 1884) British anatomist. A lecturer on anatomy by profession, Rainey also was the author of a book on the formation of shell and… …   Medical dictionary

  • rainey's corpuscle — ˈrānēz noun Usage: usually capitalized R Etymology: after George Rainey died 1884 English anatomist : the crescent shaped spore of a sarcosporidian …   Useful english dictionary

  • corpuscle — 1. A small mass or body. 2. A blood cell. SYN: corpusculum. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus, body] amnionic c. SYN: corpus amylaceum. amylaceous c., amyloid c. SYN: corpus amylaceum. articular corpuscles …   Medical dictionary

  • Rainey — George, English anatomist, 1801–1884. See R. corpuscles, under corpuscle …   Medical dictionary

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