Definition of “corpuscle” - English Dictionary

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“corpuscle” in British English

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corpusclenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔː.pʌs.əl/ us /ˈkɔːr.pʌs.əl/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • At first the red corpuscles will be seen as pale, disk-like bodies floating in the clear fluid. 
  • How are the red corpuscles able to take up and give off oxygen? 
  • It appears to take some part in the formation of blood corpuscles. 
  • There are two kinds of corpuscles, red and white. 
  • These colorless corpuscles increase when there is disease of the lymphatic glands, but whether this is the cause of their increase or perversion is not known. 

(Definition of “corpuscle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“corpuscle” in American English

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corpusclenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔr·pʌs·əl/

any of the red or white cells in the blood

(Definition of “corpuscle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)