[mahl-pee-gee] /mɑlˈpi gi/
[mahr-chel-law] /mɑrˈtʃɛl lɔ/ (Show IPA), 1628–94, Italian anatomist.
Marcello (marˈtʃɛllo). 1628–94, Italian physiologist. A pioneer in microscopic anatomy, he identified the capillary system (1661)
malpighian mal·pigh·i·an (māl-pĭg’ē-ən)
Of, relating to, or described by the Italian anatomist Marcello Malpighi.
Malpighi Mal·pi·ghi (māl-pē’gē, mäl-), Marcello. 1628-1694.
Italian anatomist who pioneered the use of a microscope in the study of anatomy and discovered the capillary system.
Italian anatomist who was the first to use a microscope in the study of anatomy. He discovered the capillary system, extending the work of William Harvey. He is also noted for his studies of the structure of the lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, skin, brain, and spinal cord.
- Malpighian capsule
malpighian capsule n.
noun, Anatomy. 1. Also called kidney corpuscle, Malpighian body. the structure at the beginning of a vertebrate nephron, consisting of a glomerulus and its surrounding Bowman’s capsule. 2. a compact aggregation of lymphoid tissue surrounding an arteriole in the spleen. noun 1. (anatomy) an encapsulated cluster of capillaries at the end of each urine-secreting tubule […]
noun, Anatomy. 1. the deep, germinative layer of the epidermis. noun 1. (anatomy) the innermost layer of the epidermis Malpighian layer n. The basal layer of the epidermis and the prickle cell layer considered as one unit. Also called germinative layer.
- Malpighian stigma
malpighian stigma n. Any of the points where the smaller veins of the spleen enter the larger veins.