Definition of Corpus

1. Noun. Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it.

Exact synonyms: Principal, Principal Sum
Generic synonyms: Capital

2. Noun. A collection of writings. "He edited the Hemingway corpus"

3. Noun. The main part of an organ or other bodily structure.
Group relationships: Body Part
Generic synonyms: Part, Piece

Definition of Corpus

1. n. A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing.

Definition of Corpus

1. Noun. the body ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) a collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic, a single author etc. ¹

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Definition of Corpus

1. a human or animal body [n -PORA or -PUSES]

Medical Definition of Corpus

1. The body of the uterus (womb). (12 Dec 1998)

Corpus Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corpus

corpus (current term)
corpus adiposum
corpus adiposum buccae
corpus adiposum fossae ischiorectalis
corpus adiposum infrapatellare
corpus adiposum orbitae
corpus albicans
corpus allatum
corpus amygdaloideum
corpus amylaceum
corpus aorticum
corpus arantii
corpus callosum
corpus candicans

Literary usage of Corpus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The anterior cornu is deep and narrow, , ^ frontal outward into the curving round the anterior extremity of the corpus striatum. Its apex points outward. ..."

2. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1903)
"HABEAS corpus IN THE COLONIES THE writ of habeas corpus has been regarded as one of the important safeguards of personal liberty, and the struggle for its ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharwood, Barron Field (1866)
"23 that, whero the judge of an inferior court of record is a barrister of three years' standing, no cause shall be removed from thence by habeas corpus or ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"In a subsequent proceeding by habeas corpus for the possession of the child, ... In habeas corpus cases the trial judge has a wide discretion, ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"... can any one believe he would have felt himself a prisoner, entitled to the benefit of a writ of haben» corpus f acter of the restraint which justifies ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"This corpus, with the addition of the three creeds, was again recognized as the ... The promulgation of a corpus doctrina? for Brunswick-Wolfen- büttel was ..."

7. A Text-book of Physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1907)
"The corpus callosum is the most conspicuous of the bands of commissural fibers ... The position and great development of the corpus callosum has made it the ..."

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