Ruffini's corpuscle

Ruffini's corpuscle
/rooh fee"neez/, Anat.
an end organ of certain sensory neurons that branches out parallel to the skin and responds to steady pressure.
[after Italian anatomist Angelo Ruffini (1874-1929), who described them in 1898]

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