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Meaning of CORPUS

Pronunciation:  'korpus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the main part of an organ or other bodily structure
  2. [n]  a collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus"
  3. [n]  capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

CORPUS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: principal, principal sum
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, body part, capital, collection, corpus striatum, part, piece, striate body



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"pus\ (-p[u^]s), n.; pl. {Corpora} (-p[-o]*r[.a]).
A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing.

{Corpus callosum} (k[a^]l*l[=o]"s[u^]m); pl. {Corpora
   callosa} (-s?) [NL., callous body] (Anat.), the great band
   of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres.
   See {Brain}.

{Corpus Christi} (kr[i^]s"t[imac]) [L., body of Christ] (R.
   C. Ch.), a festival in honor of the eucharist, observed on
   the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

{Corpus Christi cloth}. Same as {Pyx cloth}, under {Pyx}.

{Corpus delicti} (d[-e]*l[i^]k"t[imac]) [L., the body of the
   crime] (Law), the substantial and fundamental fact of the
   comission of a crime; the proofs essential to establish a

{Corpus luteum} (l[=u]"t[-e]*[u^]m); pl. {Corpora lutea}
   (-[.a]). [NL., luteous body] (Anat.), the reddish yellow
   mass which fills a ruptured Graafian follicle in the
   mammalian ovary.

{Corpus striatum} (str[-i]*[=a]"t[u^]m); pl. {Corpora
   striata} (-t[.a]). [NL., striate body] (Anat.), a ridge in
   the wall of each lateral ventricle of the brain.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The body of the uterus (womb).
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