Rainey's corpuscle

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 bone and of papers on histology, both normal and pathological. In an 1857 article on the process of calcification of tissues, he described Rainey's corpuscles.

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  • 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

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

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

  • Rainey corpuscle — any of the uninucleate, crescentic trophozoites found in sarcocysts in sarcocystosis …   Medical dictionary

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