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corpus US English

A collection of written texts, especially the entire works of a particular author or a body of writing on a particular subject

corpus luteum US English

A hormone-secreting structure that develops in an ovary after an ovum has been discharged but degenerates after a few days unless pregnancy has begun

habeas corpus US English

A writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person’s release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention

habeas corpus New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

writ requiring a person to be brought into court

corpus callosum US English

A broad band of nerve fibers joining the two hemispheres of the brain

Corpus Christi1 US English

A city and port in southern Texas, on Corpus Christi Bay; population 286,462 (est. 2008)

Corpus Christi2 US English

A feast of the Western Christian Church commemorating the institution of the Eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday

corpus delicti US English

The facts and circumstances constituting a breach of a law

corpus striatum US English

Part of the basal ganglia of the brain, comprising the caudate and lentiform nuclei

Corpus Christi New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

feast commemorating the institution of the Eucharist

corpus delicti New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

circumstances constituting a crime

corpus cavernosum US English

Either of two masses of erectile tissue forming the bulk of the penis and the clitoris

corpus spongiosum US English

A mass of erectile tissue alongside the corpora cavernosa of the penis and terminating in the glans


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