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corpus British & World English

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

corpus English Thesaurus

his work has no parallel in the whole corpus of Renaissance poetry

corpus luteum British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

Corpus Christi1 British & World English

A city and port in southern Texas; population 286,462 (est. 2008). It is situated on Corpus Christi Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico

Corpus Christi2 British & World English

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

corpus delicti British & World English

The facts and circumstances constituting a crime

corpus striatum British & World 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 British & World English

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

corpus spongiosum British & World English

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


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