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An encapsulated sensory nerve ending resembling a pacinian corpuscle that is found in the skin of the external genitalia and nipples.
See also: corpuscle
any small mass or body.
formed elements in the blood, i.e. erythrocytes and leukocytes.
temperature-sensitive nerve endorgan.
large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
compound granular corpuscle
see gitter cells.
pressure receptor nerve-endings in the penis and clitoris.
probably a pressure receptor; occur in hairless skin and associated mucosae, glans penis, foot pad of carnivores, hoof connective tissue.
corpuscle of Grandry
in the dermis of a duck's bill. See also corpuscle of Herbst (below).
corpuscle of Herbst
located in the dermis of the duck's bill these corpuscles are extremely sensitive to vibration.
pressure-sensitive nerve-endings. Called also Ruffini corpuscle.
see renal corpuscle (below).
touch-sensitive nerve receptors.
touch-sensitive nerve endorgan.
see pacinian corpuscle.
large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red blood corpuscle
a tuft of capillaries enveloped by the dilated end of a renal tubule. Constitutes the beginning of the structural unit of the kidney (nephron). Called also malpighian corpuscle.
see lamellar corpuscle (above).
medium-sized encapsulated nerve endings in the skin; called also tactile papillae.
white blood corpuscle