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Medical Term:

tactile meniscus


a specialized tactile sensory nerve ending in the epidermis, characterized by a terminal cuplike expansion of an intraepidermal axon in contact with the base of a single Merkel cell.

Synonym(s): meniscus tactus, Merkel corpuscle, Merkel tactile cell, Merkel tactile disc, tactile disc

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