Definitions of corpus

  1. capital as contrasted with the income derived from it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the main part of an organ or other bodily structure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The body. Any body or mass. The main part of an organ or other anatomical structure, as distinguished from the caput (head) or cauda (tail). A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. A body. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. A body; a word of extensive use in anatomy, as corpus callosum, corpus cavernosum, &c. Corpus Christi, a festival in honour of the eucharist or body of Christ. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Matter of whatever kind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Corpora. Any fairly homogeneous structure which forms part of an organ. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  10. [Latin] Body; any fairly homogeneous structure which forms part of an organ; plu. corpora. na
  11. kor'pus, n. a body: any special structure or function in the body; the whole body of literature on any subject.--ns. COR'PULENCE, COR'PULENCY, fleshiness of body; excessive fatness.--adj. COR'PULENT, fleshy or fat.--adv. COR'PULENTLY.--n. COR'PUSCLE, a minute particle; a physical atom--also CORPUS'CULE.--adjs. CORPUS'CULAR, CORPUSCUL[=A]'RIAN, pertaining to corpuscles.--ns. CORPUSCUL[=A]'RIAN, one who holds the corpuscular philosophy; CORPUSCULAR'ITY.--CORPUS CHRISTI, the festival in honour of the Consecrated Host, held on the Thursday after the festival of the Trinity; CORPUS DELICTI, a criminal law term in Scotland to signify the body or substance of the crime charged.--CORPUSCULAR THEORY OF LIGHT, or EMISSION THEORY (see EMIT). [L. corpus, the body.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Soma,a Body.Any object which strikes one or more of our sense. Gases, liquids, metals, vegetables, animals, are so many bodies. Natural bodies have been divided into animal, vegetable,and mineral; or into inorganic, including the mineral kingdom; and organised, including the animal and vegetable. The chief differences between organized and inorganic bodies consists in the former having an origin by generation, growth by nutrition, and termination by death; the latter a fortuitous origin, exernal growth, and a termination by chemical or mechanical force. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. [Latin] See Body. The term is used for body in all its senses; e. g., C. uteri, body of the uterus; Pediculus corporis, body-louse; C. alienum, foreign body. The chief anatomical parts to which it is applied are: C. albicans, one of two small protuberances of white matter situated in front of the anterior perforated space at the base of the brain; Corpora amylacea (see under Amylaceous); C. Arantii (see Arantius, Body of); C. bigeminum, the c. quadrigeminum; C. callosum, the arched mass of white substance lying at the bottom of the longitudinal fissure, and composed of transverse fibres connecting the two hemispheres of the brain; C. cavernosum (clitoridis, penis), one of two rod-like masses of erectile tissue which together form the clitoris and the upper part of the penis; C. ciliare, the ciliary body (= ciliary processes+ ciliary muscle); C. dentatum, C. denticulatum, a lamina of gray matter in the white matter of the cerebellum; C. dentatum olivae, an ovoid lamina of gray matter in the olivary body; C. fimbriatum, a triangular mass of white matter in the middle cornu of the lateral ventricle, representing the edge of the posterior pillar of the fornix; C. geniculatum (externum and internum), one of two masses of gray matter lying, respectively, on the outside and inside of the optic thalamus: C. highmorianum, the vertical septum (mediastinum) of the testis; C. luteum, a yellow body formed in the ovary at the site of a Graafian follicle which has discharged its ovum. If impregnation has taken place, the c. luteum enlarges and lasts for ten months (C. luteum of pregnancy, True c. luteum); otherwise it soon degenerates and disappears within two months ( C. luteum of menstruation, False c. luteum); C. Luysli, the c. subthalamicum; C. olivare, see Olivary body; C. pineale, the pineal body; C. pyramidale, the pyramid of the medulla; C. quadrigeminum, either one of four eminences of gray matter separated by a crucial depression, situated behind the third ventricle; C. restiforme, see Restiform body; C. rhomboidale, the c. dentatum of the cerebellum; C. spongiosum, the rod-shaped mass of erectile tissue occupying the lower part of the penis and lodging the urethra; C. striatum, a mass of gray matter on the floor of the lateral ventricle, consisting of an intraventricular portion (caudate nucleus) separated by a band of white fibres (the internal capsule) from the extraventricular portion (lenticular nucleus), which itself is separated from the cortex (island of Reil) by the external capsule; C. subthalamicum, a nucleus of gray matter in the tegmentum of the crus cerebri; C. trape-zoideum, see Trapezium (2); C. triticeum, a small cartilage on the hind edge of the lateral thyroid ligament; C. vitreum, the vitreous humor (see Vitreous); C. wolffianum, the Wolffian body (see Wolffian). na
  14. Body, collection, of writings; c. juris, body of law; c. delicti, all that goes to make a breach of law; (Physiol.) structure of special character in the animal body; (R.-C. Ch.) C. Christi, Feast of the body of Christ (Thursday after Trinity Sunday). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. Pl. corpora. L. for Body. American pocket medical dictionary.
  16. The physical or material frame of man; the main portion of the frame. The trunk, as opposed to the limbs. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  17. A compact organized collection of units. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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