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Krause's corpuscle

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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

Krause

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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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