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corpus amylaceum


Definition: one of a number of small ovoid or rounded, sometimes laminated, bodies resembling a grain of starch and found in nervous tissue, in the prostate, and in pulmonary alveoli; of little pathologic significance, and apparently derived from degenerated cells or proteinaceous secretions.

Synonym(s): amnionic corpuscle, amylaceous corpuscle, amyloid corpuscle, colloid corpuscle

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