touch receptor

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A type of sensory receptor, located in the epidermis or the dermis of the skin, specialized for sensations of touch. See free nerve ending, Golgi tendon organ, mechanoreceptor, Meissner's corpuscle, Merkel cell, Pacinian corpuscle, pain receptor, Ruffini corpuscle, temperature receptor. Also called a tactor.

Subjects: Psychology.

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