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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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Applying the classification scheme used earlier (3) to distinguish types of ferruginous bodies from foundry workers, we found that the digested material contained seven Type B ferruginous bodies (a core consisting at the light microscopy level of a thin black filament).
In a previous study, lavage material from five individuals who worked in similar foundries revealed the presence of four morphologically distinct types of ferruginous bodies as seen by light microscopy (3) and classified as Types A,B,C, or D.
The final form of ferruginous body (Type D) was not confused with the other elongated forms of ferruginous bodies that occur on fibrous cores because the material comprising the cores in these entities were plates or "flake-like" structures, and often displayed a yellowish dark golden coloration.