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A sensory nerve ending that is sensitive to mechanical stimuli, found in the dermis in various parts of the body.
- ‘There is no known method of restoring Meissner's corpuscles or other specialized sensory nerve cells.’
- ‘In primates, Pacinian corpuscles and Meissner's corpuscles within the skin confer vibrational sensitivity.’
- ‘Our study of 10 tissue specimens from the right index finger pulp of 10 males, showed that both the size and the number of Meissner's corpuscles decrease with age.’
- ‘When the slogan ‘reach out and touch someone’ permeated the airwaves perhaps they knew of the workings of the Meissner's corpuscles in our fingers.’
- ‘It's because of the Meissner's corpuscles that these areas of your body are particularly sensitive.’
Late 19th century: named after Georg Meissner (1829–1905), German anatomist.
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