tactile cell

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tac·tile cell

one of the epithelioid cells of a corpusculum tactus.
Synonym(s): touch cell
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One of the cool things about touch cells is you can put them in a dish, and you can poke them, and they'll respond to touch with an electrical signal," Bautista told the Daily Californian news outlet last year.
The panel is completely flat (except for the center knob), so the touch cells are executed as circular "landing zones" for the finger.
The touch cells create a miniature, undetectable electric field.
When liposomes touch cells in a patient's body, they can easily fuse with a cell's membranes and dump their genetic cargo inside.
Specifications call for 3 mm minimum distance between touch cells.