Definition of Malpighi, Marcello in English:

Malpighi, Marcello

Line breaks: Mar|cello Mal|pi¦ghi
Pronunciation: /malˈpiːɡi
( Circa 1628–94), Italian microscopist. He discovered the alveoli and capillaries in the lungs and the fibres and red cells of clotted blood, and demonstrated the pathway of blood from arteries to veins.



Pronunciation: /maLˈpɪɡɪən/
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  • The cortex is punctuated by many renal or Malpighian corpuscles.
  • The porphyrin was found to localize mainly in the muscles and adipose tissue, the Malpighian tubes and the cuticle.
  • These aggregations are called splenic, or Malpighian corpuscles, and bear a resemblance to lymph nodules.

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