Ruffini's corpuscle

noun

Ruf·​fi·​ni's corpuscle ru̇-ˈfē-nēz- How to pronounce Ruffini's corpuscle (audio)
variants or Ruffini corpuscle
: any of numerous oval sensory end organs occurring in the subcutaneous tissue of the fingers

called also Ruffini's brush, Ruffini's end organ

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Cite this Entry

“Ruffini's corpuscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ruffini%27s%20corpuscle. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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