Meissner corpuscle


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Related to Meissner corpuscle: Pacinian corpuscle, Merkel cell

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.

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.