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Rainey's corpuscles

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The crescent-shaped spore of a sporozoan of the order Sarcosporidia. Spores or bradyzoites found within the elongated cysts of the protzoan sarcocystis. Occurring in connection with the process of calcification of tissues.


  • G. Rainey:
    On the formation of the skeletons of animals, and other hard structures formed in connexion with living tissues.
    British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review, London, 1857, 20: 451-476.

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