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

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“Tactile receptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tactile%20receptor. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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