pacinian corpuscle

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Pacinian corpuscle

(pə-sĭn′ē-ən)
n.
An encapsulated receptor found in deep layers of the skin that senses vibratory pressure and touch.
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Pacinian corpuscle

A specialized encapsulated ending of a sensory nerve occurring in the deep layers of the skin. Pacinian corpuscles respond to touch and heavy pressure. (Filippo Pacini, 1812–83, Italian anatomist).
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pacinian corpuscle

a heavy-pressure RECEPTOR in mammalian skin.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005