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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pacinian \Pa*cin"i*an\, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini (1812-1883), an Italian physician of the 19th century. [1913 Webster] Pacinian corpuscles, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves in the skin of the fingers, mesentery, integument and other parts of the body; the corpuscula lamellosa; called also Vater's corpuscles and Vater-Pacini corpuscles. They are sensitive to pressure, and supposed to be tactile organs. [1913 Webster +PJC]