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Medical Term:

lamellated corpuscles


Definition: small oval bodies in the skin of the fingers, in the mesentery, tendons, and elsewhere, formed of concentric layers of connective tissue with a soft core in which the axon of a nerve fiber runs, splitting up into a number of fibrils that terminate in bulbous enlargements; they are sensitive to pressure.

Synonym(s): corpuscula lamellosa, pacinian corpuscles, Vater corpuscles, Vater-Pacini corpuscles

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