Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to Filippo Pacini (1812–1883), Italian anatomist.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Pacini +‎ -an

Examples

  • Dr. TIFFANY FIELD (Director, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami, Florida): They're actually called Pacinian corpuscles, and they receive pressure stimulation.

    Human Connections Start With A Friendly Touch

  • However, some of the nerve endings, called Pacinian corpuscles, are relatively deep - about 2 millimetres - under the skin, raising questions about how they could detect such subtle vibrations.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • These nerve endings, called Pacinian corpuscles, are connected to sensory neurons, which signal the brain.

    CNN.com

  • The mechanoreceptors that do this job are called Pacinian corpuscles.

    The Tablet PC Education Blog

  • If a touch becomes stronger, it eventually activates the Pacinian corpuscle of a pressure-receptor.

    The Human Brain

  • The pressure-receptors end in a Pacinian corpuscle, described in 1830 by the Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini.

    The Human Brain

  • From time to time some small organ, which had escaped earlier observers, has been pointed out, -- such parts as the _tensor tarsi_, the otic ganglion, or the Pacinian bodies; but some of the best anatomical works are those which have been classic for many generations.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • The Pacinian corpuscles are composed of connective tissue arranged in separate layers around a narrow central cavity called the core (Fig. 145).

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • * — Spread out the mesentery from the intestine of a cat and hold it between the eye and the light: Pacinian corpuscles will appear as small translucent bodies having the general form of grains of wheat.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • The largest of the simple forms of sense organs are bodies visible to the naked eye and called, from their discoverer Pacini, the _Pacinian corpuscles_.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.