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one of the small encapsulated bodies at the end of sensory nerve fibers in skin, mucous membranes, muscles, and other areas. Called also Krause's bulb or corpuscle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
one of the oval or rounded bodies in which the sensory nerve fibers terminate in mucous membrane.
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