corpusculum tactus -->
tactile corpuscle
medical dictionary

One of numerous oval bodies found in the papillae of the skin, especially those of the fingers and toes; they consist of a connective tissue capsule in which the axon fibrils terminate around and between a pile of wedge-shaped epithelioid cells.

Synonyms: corpusculum tactus, Meissner's corpuscle, oval corpuscle, touch corpuscle.

(05 Mar 2000)