Pacinian corpuscle

Pacinian corpuscle
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
Hypernyms: ↑nerve ending, ↑nerve end
Part Holonyms: ↑skin, ↑tegument, ↑cutis

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  • Pacinian corpuscle — or Pacinian body [pə sin′ē ən] n. [after Filippo Pacini (1812 83), It anatomist] a type of encapsulated sensory nerve ending that is sensitive to touch and vibration, found as in the skin of the hands and feet …   English World dictionary

  • Pacinian corpuscle — Infobox Anatomy Name = Pacinian corpuscle Latin = corpusculum lamellosum GraySubject = 233 GrayPage = 1060 Caption = Pacinian corpuscle, with its system of capsules and central cavity. a. Arterial twig, ending in capillaries, which form loops in… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacinian corpuscle — Pa·cin·i·an corpuscle pə .sin ē ən also Pa·ci·ni s corpuscle pə chē nēz n a pressure sensitive mechanoreceptor that is an oval capsule terminating some sensory nerve fibers esp. in the skin (as of the hands and feet) see CORPUSCLE OF HERBST… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pacinian corpuscle — noun Etymology: Filippo Pacini died 1883 Italian anatomist Date: circa 1860 a pressure sensitive mechanoreceptor that is an oval capsule terminating some sensory nerve fibers especially in the skin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pacinian corpuscle — /peuh sin ee euhn/, n. (sometimes l.c.) a microscopic, onionlike body consisting of layers of connective tissue wrapped around a nerve ending, located in the deep layers of skin, tendons, etc., and functioning as a sensory receptor of pressure… …   Universalium

  • Corpuscle — may refer to: a small free floating biological cell, especially a blood cell, but not a fat cell a nerve ending such as Meissner s corpuscle or a Pacinian corpuscle any member of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge or Corpus Christi College, Oxford …   Wikipedia

  • corpuscle of vater — ˈfätər Usage: usually capitalized V Etymology: translation of German vatersches körperchen, after Abraham Vater died 1751 German anatomist : pacinian corpuscle …   Useful english dictionary

  • corpuscle of Herbst — he(ə)rpst n any of several tactile organs that are found in birds and are related to Pacinian corpuscles Herbst Ernst Friedrich Gustav H. (1803 1893) German anatomist. Herbst spent his career teaching at the university at Göttingen. He also… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pacini corpuscle — pacinian corpuscle a type of large, ovoid, rapidly adapting, encapsulated nerve ending sensitive to pressure, touch, and vibration. The most complicated of the nerve endings, its core contains the nonmyelinated nerve terminal and its Schwann… …   Medical dictionary

  • corpuscle — 1. A small mass or body. 2. A blood cell. SYN: corpusculum. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus, body] amnionic c. SYN: corpus amylaceum. amylaceous c., amyloid c. SYN: corpus amylaceum. articular corpuscles …   Medical dictionary

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