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Definition of CORPUS

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

     {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 crime.

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "corpus":
     A to Z, A to izzard, Festschrift, acquaintance, aggregate, all, all and sundry, alpha and omega, ana, anatomy, anthology, aquarium, assemblage, be-all, be-all and end-all, beginning and end, body, bones, bulk, capital, capital gains distribution, capital structure, capitalization, carcass, chrestomathy, circulating capital, clay, clod, collectanea, collection, compilation, complement, core, data, datum, each and every, equity capital, everything, experience, expertise, facts, factual base, familiarity, figure, fixed capital, flesh, floating capital, florilegium, form, frame, fund, holdings, hulk, information, intelligence, intimacy, ken, know-how, knowing, knowledge, length and breadth, library, mass, material body, menagerie, moneyed capital, museum, one and all, package, package deal, person, physical body, physique, practical knowledge, principal, private knowledge, privity, ratio cognoscendi, raw data, self-knowledge, set, soma, staple, substance, technic, technics, technique, the corpus, the ensemble, the entirety, the lot, the whole, the whole range, torso, treasure, trunk, venture capital, working capital, zoo


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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