HyperDic: corpuscle

English > 2 senses of the word corpuscle:
NOUNsubstancecorpuscle, atom, molecule, particle, mote, speck(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
bodycorpuscle, blood cell, blood corpuscleeither of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
English > corpuscle: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaning(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything.
Synonymsatom, molecule, particle, mote, speck
NarrowerchylomicronA microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion
flyspeckA tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
grainA relatively small granular particle of a substance
grindingMaterial resulting from the process of grinding
identification particleA tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishátomo, corpúsculo, insignificancia, menudencia, miaja, molécula, mota, partícula, pellizco, pizca
Catalanàtom, bocí, bri, corpuscle, engruna, espurna, mica, partícula, pessic
English > corpuscle: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningEither of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets.
Synonymsblood cell, blood corpuscle
Part ofbloodThe fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
Narrowerleukocyte, leucocyte, white blood cell, white cell, white blood corpuscle, white corpuscle, WBCblood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi
packed cellsA preparation of blood cells separated from the liquid plasma
red blood cell, RBC, erythrocyteA mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues
Broadersomatic cell, vegetative cellAny of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells
Spanishcélula sanguínea, corpúsculo, glóbulo
Catalancèl·lula sanguínia, corpuscle, glòbul
Adjectivescorpuscularof or relating to corpuscles

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