Pacinian
Pacinian Pa*cin"i*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini (1812-1883), an Italian physician of the 19th century. [1913 Webster]

{Pacinian corpuscles}, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves in the skin of the fingers, mesentery, integument and other parts of the body; the corpuscula lamellosa; called also {Vater's corpuscles} and {Vater-Pacini corpuscles}. They are sensitive to pressure, and supposed to be tactile organs. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • pacinian — Attributed to or described by Pacini. * * * pa·cin·i·an (pə sinґe ən) named for Filippo Pacini …   Medical dictionary

  • pacinian — adj. of or pertaining to Filippo Pacini; discovered by Filippo Pacini …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pacinian — pa·cin·i·an …   English syllables

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  • Pacinian corpuscles — Pacinian Pa*cin i*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini (1812 1883), an Italian physician of the 19th century. [1913 Webster] {Pacinian corpuscles}, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pacinian corpuscle — or Pacinian body [pə sin′ē ən] n. [after Filippo Pacini (1812 83), It anatomist] a type of encapsulated sensory nerve ending that is sensitive to touch and vibration, found as in the skin of the hands and feet …   English World dictionary

  • Pacinian corpuscle — Infobox Anatomy Name = Pacinian corpuscle Latin = corpusculum lamellosum GraySubject = 233 GrayPage = 1060 Caption = Pacinian corpuscle, with its system of capsules and central cavity. a. Arterial twig, ending in capillaries, which form loops in… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacinian corpuscle — Pa·cin·i·an corpuscle pə .sin ē ən also Pa·ci·ni s corpuscle pə chē nēz n a pressure sensitive mechanoreceptor that is an oval capsule terminating some sensory nerve fibers esp. in the skin (as of the hands and feet) see CORPUSCLE OF HERBST… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pacinian corpuscle — noun Etymology: Filippo Pacini died 1883 Italian anatomist Date: circa 1860 a pressure sensitive mechanoreceptor that is an oval capsule terminating some sensory nerve fibers especially in the skin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pacinian corpuscle — /peuh sin ee euhn/, 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… …   Universalium

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