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[Latin, Body, aggregate, or mass.]

Corpus might be used to mean a human body, or a body or group of laws. The term is used often in Civil Law to denote a substantial or positive fact, as opposed to one that is ambiguous. The corpus of a trust is the sum of money or property that is set aside to produce income for a named beneficiary. In the law of estates, the corpus of an estate is the amount of property left when an individual dies. Corpus juris means a body of law or a body of the law. Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®) is an all-inclusive, multivolume legal encyclopedia.


n. 1) Latin for body. 2) the principal (usually money, securities, and other assets) of a trust or estate as distinguished from interest or profits.


noun aggregate, aggregation, amassment, assemblage, body, bulk, chief part, collection, collectivity, compages, compilation, complexus, concentration, concretion, confluence, conglomerate, core, cornerstone, corporality, corporeity, cumulation, embodiment, ensemble, essence, fullness, grand total, gross amount, grouping, import, importance, inclusiveness, integrality, integration, keynote, legal body, legal entity, main body, main part, major part, mass, materiality, materialization, matter, pith, plenum, principal, principle, quantity, quintessence, res, signification, solid substance, solidarity, structure, substance, substantiality, sum, sum and substance, sum total, summation, total, totality, weight, whole, wholeness
Associated concepts: corpus delicti, corpus juris, corpus of a trust
See also: body, bulk, cornerstone, corpse, entity, person, substance

CORPUS. A Latin word, which signifies body; as, corpus delicti, the body of the offence, the essence of the crime; corpus juris canonis, the body of the canon law; corpus juris civilis, the body of the Civil law.

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A controlled magnetic resonance imaging study of corpus callosum thickness in schizophrenia.
Radiation necrosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a new enhancing WM lesion remote to the original treated lesion or if there is interval development of lesion enhancement in what was initially a non-enhancing tumor, or if there is corpus callosum or periventricular WM enhancement that caps the ventricles.
Evaluation of corpus callosum anisotropy in young adults with fetal alcohol syndrome according to diffusion tensor imaging.
Schilmoeller, "Physical, Motor, Sensory and Developmental Features Associated with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum," Child: Care, Health and Development 35 (2009): 656-72.
Transcaudate: genu corpus callosum, cavum septi pellucidi, frontal horn of lateral ventricles, caudate nucleus, Sylvian sulcus
Diffusion alterations in corpus callosum of patients with HIV.
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We've discovered Clementine has a disorder called agenesis of the corpus callosum," the doctor explained.
David, who was left in a coma after the crash, saw a documentary about how Ivan needed dolphin therapy to help beat the rare brain disorder, corpus callosum.
Methods: We compared ADC values and FA values calculated from DTI of the anterior and posterior corpus callosum in four patients (mean [+ or -] SD: 24.
A boy's corpus callosum, the tissue connecting the brain hemispheres, is up to 25 percent smaller than a girl's.
Montie is taking that research a step further by studying whether contaminants accumulate in and affect specific brain regions--those that depend on thyroid hormones for maturation, such as the cerebellum, corpus callosum, and hippocampus.