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Definition 1: either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for corpuscle in the sense of this definition

(corpuscle is a kind of ...) any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes

"somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells"

(... is a kind of corpuscle ) blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system

(... is a kind of corpuscle ) a preparation of blood cells separated from the liquid plasma

"packed cells are given to severely anemic patients in order to avoid overloading the circulatory system with too much fluid"

(... is a kind of corpuscle ) a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus

(... is part of corpuscle) the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets

"blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products" "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"

Definition 2: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for corpuscle in the sense of this definition

(corpuscle is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of corpuscle ) a relatively small granular particle of a substance

"a grain of sand" "a grain of sugar"

(... is a kind of corpuscle ) material resulting from the process of grinding

"vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

(... is a kind of corpuscle ) a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood

(... is a kind of corpuscle ) a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly

(... is a kind of corpuscle ) a tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture

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