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Meissner's corpuscle in Skin

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A Meissner's corpuscle is typically an elongated oval structure, located within a dermal papilla and consisting of several irregular layers roughly parallel to the epidermal surface.  Embedded within this structure (but not visible in this image) is a sensory nerve ending associated with fine touch.  Meissner's corpuscles are most common in the thick skin of palm and sole.  Click here or on image for labelled structures.

 


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Last updated:  3 March 2010 / dgk