Vater-Pacini corpuscles -->
lamellated corpuscles
medical dictionary

Small oval bodies in the skin of the fingers, in the mesentery, tendons, and elsewhere, formed of concentric layers of connective tissue with a soft core in which the axon of a nerve fibre runs, splitting up into a number of fibrils that terminate in bulbous enlargements; they are sensitive to pressure.

Synonyms: corpuscula lamellosa, pacinian corpuscles, Vater's corpuscles, Vater-Pacini corpuscles.

(05 Mar 2000)