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Pa•cin'i•an cor'puscle



Pronunciation: (pu-sin'ē-un), [key]
n.
(sometimes l.c.) a microscopic, onionlike body consisting of layers of connective tissue wrapped around a nerve ending, located in the deep layers of skin, tendons, etc., and functioning as a sensory receptor of pressure and vibration.

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