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Pacini fillippo

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Pacini, Fillippo

(Science: person) Was an anatomist and histologist. Appointed professor of anatomy and physiology in Pisa and later (1849) in Florence.

Pacini's corpuscles, bodies - end organs of sensory nerves - corpusculum lamellosum. They are sometimes known as pacini-vater corpuscles, having previously been described by Abraham Vater (q.v.) in 1741.

Lived: 1812-1883. B. Pistoja, Emilia, Italy, May 25th, 1812, d. Florence, Jul 9th, 1883.