Medical Definition of Merkel's corpuscle

1. A specialised tactile sensory nerve ending in the epidermis, characterised by a terminal cuplike expansion of an intraepidermal axon in contact with the base of a single modified keratinocyte. Synonym: meniscus tactus, Merkel's corpuscle, Merkel's tactile cell, Merkel's tactile disk, tactile disk. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merkel's Corpuscle

Mergus albellus
Mergus merganser
Mergus merganser americanus
Mergus serrator
Meri
Meriam
Merida
Meridiani Planum
Meridith
Meriones
Meriones longifrons
Meriones unguiculatus
Merionethshire
Meriwether Lewis
Merkel
Merkel's corpuscle
Merkel's filtrum ventriculi
Merkel's fossa
Merkel's muscle
Merkel's tactile cell
Merkel's tactile disk
Merkel cell tumour
Merkozy
Merlangus
Merlangus merlangus
Merle
Merlin
Merlot

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