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Ruffini's corpuscle

[ roo-fee-neez ]
/ ruˈfi niz /
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noun Anatomy.
an end organ of certain sensory neurons that branches out parallel to the skin and responds to steady pressure.
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Origin of Ruffini's corpuscle

After Italian anatomist Angelo Ruffini (1874–1929), who described them in 1898

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