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.
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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]
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