tactile corpuscle

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corpuscle

 [kor´pus'l]
any small mass or body. adj., adj corpus´cular.
blood corpuscle blood cell.
colostrum c's large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
Krause's corpuscle end-bulb.
malpighian corpuscle the funnel-like structure constituting the beginning of the structural unit of the kidney (nephron) and comprising the malpighian capsule and its partially enclosed glomerulus. Called also renal corpuscle.
Meissner's corpuscle tactile corpuscle.
Purkinje's c's large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red corpuscle (red blood corpuscle) erythrocyte.
renal corpuscle malpighian corpuscle.
tactile corpuscle a medium-sized nerve ending in the skin, particularly the fingertips and lips; called also Meissner's corpuscle and tactile papilla.
white corpuscle (white blood corpuscle) leukocyte.

tac·tile cor·pus·cle

one of numerous oval bodies found in the dermal papillae of thick skin, especially those of the fingers and toes; they consist of a connective tissue capsule in which the axon fibrils terminate around and between a pile of wedge-shaped epithelioid cells; believed to be mechanoreceptors for tactile sensation.

tactile corpuscle

n.
Any of numerous minute oval end organs of touch in sensitive skin, as in the palms, fingertips, and soles of the feet. Also called tactile bud.

tactile corpuscle

tac·tile cor·pus·cle

(tak'til kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
One of numerous oval bodies found in the papillae of the skin, especially those of the fingers and toes; each consists of a connective tissue capsule in which the axon fibrils terminate around and between a pile of wedge-shaped epithelioid cells.
Synonym(s): Meissner corpuscle.

Meissner,

Georg, German anatomist and physiologist, 1829-1905.
Meissner corpuscle - Synonym(s): tactile corpuscle
Meissner ganglion
Meissner plexus - a gangliated plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers. Synonym(s): submucosal plexus

tac·tile cor·pus·cle

(tak'til kōr'pŭs-ĕl)
One of numerous oval bodies found in the papillae of the skin, especially those of the fingers and toes.
Synonym(s): Meissner corpuscle.