Pacinian corpuscle

noun
Pa·​cin·​i·​an corpuscle | \pə-ˈsi-nē-ən- \

Definition of Pacinian corpuscle 

: a pressure-sensitive mechanoreceptor that is an oval capsule terminating some sensory nerve fibers especially in the skin

First Known Use of Pacinian corpuscle

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pacinian corpuscle

Filippo Pacini †1883 Italian anatomist

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Pacinian corpuscle

noun
Pa·​cin·​i·​an corpuscle | \pə-ˌsin-ē-ən- \
variants: also Pacini's corpuscle \pə-​ˈchē-​nēz-​ \

Medical Definition of Pacinian corpuscle 

: a pressure-sensitive mechanoreceptor that is an oval capsule terminating some sensory nerve fibers especially in the skin (as of the hands and feet) — see corpuscle of herbst

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