Definition of touch corpuscle in English:

touch corpuscle


Anatomy Zoology
  • Any specialized structure of the skin or a mucous membrane that contains a sensory nerve ending stimulated by touch; especially any of the encapsulated oval bodies present in large numbers in the skin of the fingers and toes in humans (also called Meissner's corpuscle).


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of the Medical Sciences.