Pacinian corpusclePa·cin·i·an corpuscle
a type of encapsulated sensory nerve ending that is sensitive to touch and vibration, found as in the skin of the hands and feet
Origin of Pacinian corpuscleafter Filippo Pacini (1812-83), Italian anatomist
An encapsulated receptor found in deep layers of the skin that senses vibratory pressure and touch.
Origin of Pacinian corpuscleAfter Filippo Pacini, (1812–1883), Italian anatomist.