lamellated corpuscle


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Related to lamellated corpuscle: Pacinian corpuscle, tactile corpuscle

lamellated corpuscle

n.
Any of numerous small oval bodies that are sensitive to pressure, are found in the skin of the fingers and elsewhere, are formed of concentric layers of connective tissue. Also called pacinian corpuscle.
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