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Ruf·fi·ni's corpuscle(rə-fē′nēz, rōō-)
Any of numerous sensory end organs in the subcutaneous connective tissues of the fingers, consisting of an ovoid capsule within which the sensory fiber ends with numerous collateral knobs.
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