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Pronunciation: kor'pus, -por-is, -por-a


  1. Any body or mass.
  2. The main part of an organ or other anatomic structure, as distinguished from the head or tail.

Synonym(s): body1

[L. body]

See Also: body, diaphysis, soma

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