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Meaning of Ruffini's corpuscle

Ruf•fi'ni's cor"puscle

Pronunciation: (r-fē'nēz), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. an end organ of certain sensory neurons that branches out parallel to the skin and responds to steady pressure.
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