Pacinian-corpuscle definition

pə-sĭnē-ən
An encapsulated receptor found in deep layers of the skin that senses vibratory pressure and touch.
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An encapsulated receptor found in deep layers of the skin that senses vibratory pressure and touch.
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A type of encapsulated sensory nerve ending that is sensitive to touch and vibration, found as in the skin of the hands and feet.
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Origin of pacinian-corpuscle

  • After Filippo Pacini (1812–1883), Italian anatomist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition