Medical Dictionary

Krause's corpuscle

noun Krau·se's corpuscle \ˈkrau̇-zəz-\

Medical Definition of Krause's corpuscle

  1. :  any of various rounded sensory end organs occurring in mucous membranes (as of the conjunctiva or genitals)—called also corpuscle of Krause

Biographical Note for krause's corpuscle



Wilhelm Johann Friedrich

(1833–1910), German anatomist. A professor of anatomy at several German universities, Krause published a handbook of human anatomy and a treatise on end organs of motor nerves. Krause's corpuscle was described for the first time in 1860.

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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