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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.
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Origin of Krause's corpuscle

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