Meissner's corpuscle


Meissner's corpuscle
Meiss′ner's cor′puscle
[[t]ˈmaɪs nərz[/t]] n.
hic (lab cbl)
tactile corpuscle
Etymology: after German anatomist G. Meissner (1829–1905), who described them

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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