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Body

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."

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.

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In addition, type II alveolar epithelial cells with swelling mitochondria were degenerated in high bile acid group, and lamellar body disappeared.
Lamellar body number density and the prediction of respiratory distress.
Assessment of Fetal Lung Maturity by the Lamellar Body Count (C58-A), was published in November 2011.
Determination of lamellar body size, number density, and concentration by differential light scattering from amniotic fluid: physical significance of A650.
Grenache references the new CLSI guideline on assessment of FLM by the lamellar body count (endnote 3).