Ruffini's corpuscle

noun
Ruf·​fi·​ni's corpuscle | \ ru̇-ˈfē-nēz- How to pronounce Ruffini's corpuscle (audio) \
variants: or Ruffini corpuscle \ -​nē-​ How to pronounce Ruffini corpuscle (audio) \

Medical Definition of Ruffini's 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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“Ruffini's corpuscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ruffini%27s%20corpuscle. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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