Krause end bulb

Krau·se end bulb

(krow'zĕ end bŭlb)
Nerve terminals in skin, mouth, conjunctiva, and other parts, consisting of a laminated capsule of connective tissue enclosing the terminal, branched, convoluted ending of an afferent nerve fiber; generally believed to be sensitive to cold.
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Krause end bulb

An encapsulated nerve ending believed to be a receptor for touch, present throughout the dermis and in the cornea.
See also: Krause, Wilhelm
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