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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Renaturation and purification of bone morphogenetic protein-2 produced as inclusion bodies in high-cell-density cultures of recombinant Escherichia coli.
B) Cytoplasmic inclusion bodies (arrows) in infected Vero cells (hematoxylin and eosin stain, original magnification *400).
Infantile digital fibroma mainly differs from these other lesions by being centered in the dermis and exhibiting characteristic perinuclear cytoplasmic inclusion bodies.
The major abnormalities found in the muscles of animals that received therapeutic stretching after immobilization were inclusion bodies, cells fragmentation, and central core lesions.
In addition to the epidermal lesions, microscopic analysis of the lesion tissue from squirrel 15-034 revealed eosinophilic intracyto plasmic inclusion bodies consistent with those seen in squirrel pox infection (Fig.
Editors Doglia and Lotti offer this compilation on bacterial protein aggregation via inclusion bodies. A detailed introduction to protein folding processes and dynamics opens the book, followed by chapters on recruitment of unfolding chaperones for use on misfolded recombinant proteins and use of osmolytes for chaperone activity.
At the present time, it is currently unclear why hepatocytes, as contrasted with other cell types, are endowed with such a relative ability to accumulate inclusion bodies. (6)
In fact, accumulation of inclusion bodies was found in cell pellets.
Histopathological examination of the lesion showed typical epithelial hyperplasia and intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies that were consistent with MC.
Signet ring cell lymphoma (SRCL) is a rare variant of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and is characterized by the presence of clear cytoplasm or "cytoplasm inclusion bodies" that displace the nucleus to the periphery of the cell giving a signet ring cell appearance.
What do the cytoplasmic inclusion bodies found in neutrophilic leukocytes suggest?