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Malignant

/məˈlignənt/ Adjective 1. Harmful, malevolent, injurious. (wiktionary.org) 2. Dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor). (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) (Oncology) 1. Harmfully cancerous; as a malignant tumor. (wiktionary.org) Word origin: From Middle French malignant and directly from Late Latin malignantem (nominative malignans) “acting from malice,” present participle of malignare “injure...

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Malpighian corpuscle

Noun, pl. Malpighian corpuscles Refers to either of two anatomical structures: Renal corpuscles the initial filtering component of nephrons in the kidneys. (wikipedia.org) the capsule that contains Bowman’s capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron.  (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Splenic lymphoid nodules, or White nodules follicles in the white pulp of the spleen, containing many lymphocytes. (wikipedia.org) a mass of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole of the spleen. (wiktionary.org) any of the small masses of adenoid tissue formed around the branches of the splenic artery in the spleen. (merriam-webster.com) Word origin: These structures are named after Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694), an Italian physician and biologist regarded as the father of microscopical anatomy and histology....

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