<botany> A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of Malpighia urens are eaten under the name of Barbadoes cherries.

Origin: NL. See Malpighian.

(01 Mar 1998)

malpighiaceousmedical dictionary

<botany> Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of tropical trees and shrubs (Malpighiaceae), some of them climbing plants, and their stems forming many of the curious lianes of South American forests.

(01 Mar 1998)

<anatomy> Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. Malhighian capsules or corpuscles, the globular dilatations, containing the glomeruli or Malpighian tufts, at the extremities of the urinary tubules of the kidney. Malpighian corpuscles of the spleen, masses of adenoid tissue connected with branches of the splenic artery.

(01 Mar 1998)

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Preferred term: splenic lymph follicles

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malpighian capsulemedical dictionary

A thin fibrous membrane enveloping the spleen and continued over the vessels entering at the hilus.

See: glomerular capsule.

(05 Mar 2000)

malpighian cellmedical dictionary

A cell of the stratum spinosum of the epidermis.

(05 Mar 2000)

malpighian corpusclesmedical dictionary

Preferred term: renal corpuscle

malpighian glandsmedical dictionary

Preferred term: splenic lymph follicles

malpighian glomerulusmedical dictionary

Preferred term: glomerulus

malpighian layermedical dictionary

Preferred term: malpighian stratum

malpighian nodulesmedical dictionary

Preferred term: splenic lymph follicles

malpighian pyramidmedical dictionary

Preferred term: renal pyramid

malpighian retemedical dictionary

Preferred term: malpighian stratum

malpighian stigmasmedical dictionary

The points of entrance of the smaller veins into the larger veins of the spleen.

(05 Mar 2000)

malpighian stratummedical dictionary

The living layer of the epidermis comprising the stratum basale, stratum spinosum, and stratum granulosum.

Synonyms: malpighian layer, malpighian rete.

(05 Mar 2000)

malpighian tubulesmedical dictionary

One of the tubular or hairlike excretory organs arising from the midgut-hindgut junction of many arthropods. Two to several hundred such tubules may be present. They collect waste from the body fluids and discharge them into the hindgut. Malpighian refers to the italian anatomist marcello malpighi, 1628-1694.

(12 Dec 1998)

malpighian tuftmedical dictionary

Preferred term: glomerulus

malpighian vesiclesmedical dictionary

The minute air-filled vesicle's on the surface of an expanded lung.

(05 Mar 2000)

Malpighi, Marcellobiographical dictionary

<person>

An Italian anatomist, histologist, and embryologist.

An Was Professor of Medicine in Bologna and from there went in 1662 to Messina, returning to Bologna in 1661 demonstrated the structure of the lungs. Has been named the "founder of microscopical anatomy".

Malpighi's Layer - deep layer of the epidermis. Opera omnia. London. 1686. Other structures are named eponymously after Malpighi by various authors.

Lived: 1628-1694.

See: malpighian bodies, malpighian capsule, malpighian cell, malpighian corpuscles, malpighian glands, malpighian glomerulus, malpighian layer, malpighian nodules, malpighian pyramid, malpighian rete, malpighian stigmas, malpighian stratum, malpighian tubules, malpighian tuft, malpighian vesicles.

(05 Dec 1998)