Merkel's disk

noun

Medical Definition of Merkel's disk

: the disklike expansion of the end of a nerve fiber together with a closely associated Merkel cell that has a presumed tactile function

called also Merkel's corpuscle

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“Merkel's disk.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Merkel%27s%20disk. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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