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Medical Term:

Krause end bulbs

Pronunciation: krows


nerve terminals in skin, mucosa of the oral cavity, conjunctiva, and other parts, consisting of a laminated capsule of connective tissue enclosing the terminal, branched, convoluted ending of an afferent nerve fiber; generally believed to be sensitive to touch and pressure.

Synonym(s): bulboid corpuscles, corpuscula bulboidea

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