tactile corpuscle

noun

: 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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“Tactile corpuscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tactile%20corpuscle. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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