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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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In grade 1 displacement mammillary body position is below the tuberculum-venous confluence line but above the incisural line.
In some studies, brain MRI revealed lesions in two-thirds of Wernicke's encephalopathy patients.1 Typically, lesions are symmetrical and seen in the thalamus, mammillary body, and periaqueductal areas.1,4 Atypical lesions commonly are seen in the cerebellum, dentate nuclei, caudate nucleus, and cerebral cortex.1
Hemimegancephaly, porencephaly, Aicardi syndrome, olivary dentate dysplasia, mammillary body agenesis, cerebral dysgenesis and cortical dysplasias have been related with this condition.