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Vaters corpuscles

Vater's corpuscles --> lamellated corpuscles

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 fibre runs, splitting up into a number of fibrils that terminate in bulbous enlargements; they are sensitive to pressure.

Synonym: corpuscula lamellosa, pacinian corpuscles, vater's corpuscles, vater-Pacini corpuscles.


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