bulboid corpuscles -->
Krause's end bulbs
medical dictionary

Nerve terminals in skin, mouth, conjunctiva, and other parts, consisting of a laminated capsule of connective tissue enclosing the terminal, branched, convoluted ending of an afferent nerve fibre; generally believed to be sensitive to cold.

Synonyms: corpuscula bulboidea, bulboid corpuscles.

(05 Mar 2000)