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Pacinian corpuscle

[puh-sin-ee-uh n]
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noun
  1. (sometimes lowercase) a microscopic, onionlike body consisting of layers of connective tissue wrapped around a nerve ending, located in the deep layers of skin, tendons, etc., and functioning as a sensory receptor of pressure and vibration.
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Origin of Pacinian corpuscle

1875–80; after Filippo Pacini (1812–83), Italian anatomist; see -ian
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pacinian corpuscle in Medicine

pacinian corpuscle

n.
  1. lamellated corpuscle