Pacinian corpuscles


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pacinian corpuscles small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves in the skin of the fingers, mesentery, integument and other parts of the body; the corpuscula lamellosa; called also Vater's corpuscles and Vater-Pacini corpuscles. They are sensitive to pressure, and supposed to be tactile organs.
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In literature:

Again, many of the nerve fibers terminate in corpuscles, the largest about 1/20 of an inch long, called Pacinian corpuscles.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell