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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

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

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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C) Adult female body louse collected from clothing.
The body louse sequences (solid triangles), head louse sequences (open triangles), and GenBank accession numbers are indicated.
The body louse genome is the smallest known genome of any insect, according to University of Illinois entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh, who led the drive to fund the project and coordinated the international team of scientists who analysed the sequence.
The size of the body louse genome probably reflects its rather protected habitat and predictable diet, he pointed out.
Association of body louse infestation and explanatory variables in a homeless population surveyed during 2008-2010 and 2012, San Francisco, California, USA Variable No.
The human body louse is currently thought to play a role in the transmission of B.
This host had a massive body louse infestation; 91 lice were collected from his clothing.
8%-56% for scabies (11,12), 7%-22% for body louse infestation (5,11,13,14), and 2%-30% for Bartonella quintana infection (5,15), which is the most common louse-borne disease in urban homeless.
Humans are the reservoir of the bacterium (12), and the human body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is its usual vector (1).
quintana and that the human body louse is the vector (1).
The [alpha]-proteobacterium Bartonella quintana is a fastidious, gram-negative organism; humans are the only known reservoir, and the human body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is the only known vector (1).
The body louse has been demonstrated to be the vector of three human pathogens: Rickettsia prowazekii, the agent of epidemic typhus; Bartonella quintana, the agent of trench fever; and Borrelia recurrentis, the agent of louseborne recurrent fever (1).