Definition of Meissner's corpuscle in English:

Meissner's corpuscle

Syllabification: Meiss·ner's cor·pus·cle


  • A sensory nerve ending that is sensitive to mechanical stimuli, found in the dermis in various parts of the body.
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    • In primates, Pacinian corpuscles and Meissner's corpuscles within the skin confer vibrational sensitivity.
    • It's because of the Meissner's corpuscles that these areas of your body are particularly sensitive.
    • There is no known method of restoring Meissner's corpuscles or other specialized sensory nerve cells.


late 19th century: named after Georg Meissner (1829–1905), German anatomist.

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