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Noun: corpuscle  'kor,pú-sul
  1. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    - atom, molecule, particle, mote, speck
  2. Either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
    - blood cell, blood corpuscle

Derived forms: corpuscles

Type of: material, somatic cell, stuff, vegetative cell

Part of: blood

Encyclopedia: Corpuscle