tactile corpuscle: Meaning and Definition of

tac'tile cor'puscle

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an oval sense organ made of flattened cells and encapsulated nerve endings, occurring in hairless skin, as the tips of the fingers and toes, and functioning as a touch receptor. Also called
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