Meissner's corpuscle


Meiss·​ner's corpuscle ˈmīs-nərz- How to pronounce Meissner's corpuscle (audio)
: any of the small elliptical tactile end organs in hairless skin containing numerous transversely placed tactile cells and fine flattened nerve terminations

called also corpuscle of Meissner

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“Meissner's corpuscle.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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