tactile corpuscle

  1. an oval sense organ made of flattened cells and encapsulated nerve endings, occurring in hairless skin, as the tips of the fingers and toes, and functioning as a touch receptor.

Origin of tactile corpuscle

First recorded in 1870–75

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