tactile corpuscle(redirected from Meissners corpuscle)
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Related to Meissners corpuscle: Pacinian corpuscle, Ruffini corpuscle, Merkel cell, Krause end bulbs
Any of numerous minute oval end organs of touch in sensitive skin, as in the palms, fingertips, and soles of the feet. Also called tactile bud.
an oval sense organ made of flattened cells and encapsulated nerve endings, occurring in hairless skin, as the tips of the fingers, and functioning as a touch receptor.