Meaning of Krause's corpuscle

Krause''s cor'puscle

Pronunciation: (krou'siz), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. any of numerous encapsulated nerve endings occurring in the skin and mucous membranes, functioning as sensory cold receptors.
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