tactile corpuscle

noun

Medical Definition of tactile corpuscle

: one of the numerous minute bodies (as a Meissner's corpuscle) in the skin and some mucous membranes that usually consist of a group of cells enclosed in a capsule, contain nerve terminations, and are held to be end organs of touch

called also touch corpuscle

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