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Krause's corpuscle

[krou-siz] /ˈkraʊ sɪz/
noun, Anatomy
1.
any of numerous encapsulated nerve endings occurring in the skin and mucous membranes, functioning as sensory cold receptors.
Origin
after Wilhelm Krause (1833-1909), German anatomist, who described them in 1860
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