Pacinian corpuscle love

Pacinian corpuscle

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An encapsulated receptor found in deep layers of the skin that senses vibratory pressure and touch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin; occurs abundantly in the skin of palms and soles and joints and genitals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Filippo Pacini (1812-1883), Italian anatomist.

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