Ruffini's corpuscle

[ roo-fee-neez ]

  1. an end organ of certain sensory neurons that branches out parallel to the skin and responds to steady pressure.

Origin of Ruffini's corpuscle

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

Words Nearby Ruffini's corpuscle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024