Krause's corpuscle

[ krou-siz ]

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

Origin of Krause's corpuscle

1
After Wilhelm Krause (1833–1909), German anatomist, who described them in 1860

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