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|small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves in the skin of the fingers, mesentery, integument and other parts of the body; the corpuscula lamellosa; called also Vater's corpuscles and Vater-Pacini corpuscles. They are sensitive to pressure, and supposed to be tactile organs.|
See also: Pacinian
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.