tactile receptor

noun

Medical Definition of tactile receptor

: an end organ (as a Meissner's corpuscle or a Pacinian corpuscle) that responds to light touch

Learn More About tactile receptor

Dictionary Entries Near tactile receptor

tactile corpuscle

tactile receptor

tactoid

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Tactile receptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tactile%20receptor. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!