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tac′tile cor′puscle(n.)

  1. an oval sense organ made of flattened cells and encapsulated nerve endings, occurring in hairless skin, as the tips of the fingers, and functioning as a touch receptor.

    Category: Histology, Laboratory Biology, Cell Biology, Psychology

Origin of tactile corpuscle:

1870–75

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