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.
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Origin of tactile corpuscle
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called Meissner's corpuscle.
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Medicine definitions for tactile corpuscle
Any of numerous minute oval end organs of touch in sensitive skin, as in the palms, fingertips, and soles of the feet.Meissner's corpuscle
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