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Krause's corpuscle

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noun Anatomy.
  1. any of numerous encapsulated nerve endings occurring in the skin and mucous membranes, functioning as sensory cold receptors.

Origin of Krause's corpuscle

after Wilhelm Krause (1833–1909), German anatomist, who described them in 1860
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