Krause's corpuscle


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Krause's corpuscle

[′krau̇s·əz ‚kȯr·pə·səl]
(neuroscience)
One of the spheroid nerve-end organs resembling lamellar corpuscles, but having a more delicate capsule; found especially in the conjunctiva, the mucosa of the tongue, and the external genitalia; they are believed to be cold receptors. Also known as end bulb of Krause.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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