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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

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 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