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tac·tile me·nis·cus

a specialized tactile sensory nerve ending in the epidermis, characterized by a terminal cuplike expansion of an intraepidermal axon in contact with the base of a single Merkel cell.
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tac·tile me·nis·cus

(tak'til mĕ-nis'kŭs)
A specialized tactile sensory nerve ending in the epidermis, characterized by a terminal cuplike expansion of an intraepidermal axon in contact with the base of a single modified keratinocyte.
Synonym(s): Merkel corpuscle, Merkel tactile cell, Merkel tactile disc.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Merkel,

Friedrich Sigmund, German anatomist and physiologist, 1845-1919.
Merkel cell tumor - a rare malignant cutaneous tumor. Synonym(s): primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin; trabecular carcinoma
Merkel corpuscle - a specialized tactile sensory nerve ending in the epidermis. Synonym(s): Merkel tactile cell; Merkel tactile disk; tactile meniscus
Merkel tactile cell - Synonym(s): Merkel corpuscle
Merkel tactile disk - Synonym(s): Merkel corpuscle
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tac·tile me·nis·cus

(tak'til mĕ-nis'kŭs)
A specialized tactile sensory nerve ending in the epidermis.
Synonym(s): Merkel corpuscle, Merkel tactile cell, Merkel tactile disc.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The simplest of resources can make a huge difference to what our staff can do with children, young people and their families; a soft play ball with a bell in it helps children to listen and develop spatial awareness skills, tactile discs help develop a sense of touch and colour and tactile markers can help children to locate things they need more easily.
There are also tactile discs around the site where people who are visually impaired or children to take rubbings from them.