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From Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus ("body").
corpuscle (plural corpuscles)
- A minute particle; an atom; a molecule.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- It is the object of the mechanical atomistic philosophy to confound synthesis with synartesis, or rather with mere juxtaposition of corpuscles separated by invisible interspaces.
- A protoplasmic animal cell; especially, such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are embedded in an intercellular matrix, like connective tissue and cartilage corpuscles.