Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi
, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster
Malpighian capsules or Malpighian corpuscles (Anatomy), the globular dilatations, containing the glomeruli or Malpighian tufts, at the extremities of the urinary tubules of the kidney. -- Malpighian corpuscles of the spleen, masses of adenoid tissue connected with branches of the splenic artery.