tactile corpuscle

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Related to oval corpuscle: Meissner's corpuscle, Ruffini's corpuscles

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 tactile bud.

tac′tile cor′puscle


n.
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.
[1870–75]