free nerve ending

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Noun1.free nerve ending - microscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
nerve end, nerve ending - the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse