krauses corpuscle

Krause's corpuscle

noun Anatomy.
any of numerous encapsulated nerve endings occurring in the skin and mucous membranes, functioning as sensory cold receptors.

after Wilhelm Krause (1833–1909), German anatomist, who described them in 1860 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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