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tactile corpuscle

noun
1.
an oval sense organ made of flattened cells and encapsulated nerve endings, occurring in hairless skin, as the tips of the fingers and toes, and functioning as a touch receptor.
Also called Meissner's corpuscle.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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tactile corpuscle in Medicine

tactile corpuscle n.
Any of numerous minute oval end organs of touch in sensitive skin, as in the palms, fingertips, and soles of the feet. Also called Meissner's corpuscle.

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