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Pacini, Fillippo
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An Italian anatomist.

An Anatomist and Histologist. Appointed Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in Pisa and later (1849) in Florence.

Pacini's Corpuscles, Bodies - end organs of sensory nerves - corpusculum lamellosum. They are sometimes known as Pacini-Vater corpuscles, having previously been described by Abraham Vater (q.v.) in 1741.

See: pacinian corpuscles, Vater-Pacini corpuscles.

Lived: 1812-1883.

(05 Dec 1998)

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