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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corpus 
  n  1:  capital  as  contrasted  with  the  income  derived  from  it  [syn: 
  {principal},  {principal  sum}] 
  2:  a  collection  of  writings;  "he  edited  the  Hemingway  corpus" 
  3:  the  main  part  of  an  organ  or  other  bodily  structure 




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