Pacini Pa·ci·ni (pə-chē’nē, pä-), Filippo. 1812-1883.
Italian anatomist who described the microscopic structure of the lamellated corpuscle.
pacinian pa·cin·i·an (pə-sĭn’ē-ən, -chĭn’-) adj. Relating to or described by Filippo Pacini.
[puh-sin-ee-uh n] /pəˈsɪn i ən/ noun 1. (sometimes lowercase) a microscopic, onionlike body consisting of layers of connective tissue wrapped around a nerve ending, located in the deep layers of skin, tendons, etc., and functioning as a sensory receptor of pressure and vibration. pacinian corpuscle n. See lamellated corpuscle.
/pəˈtʃiːnəʊ/ noun 1. Al, full name Alfredo James Pacino born 1940, US film actor; his films include The Godfather (1972), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Scent of a Woman (1992), for which he won an Oscar, and Insomnia (2002)
[pak] /pæk/ noun 1. a group of things wrapped or tied together for easy handling or carrying; a bundle, especially one to be carried on the back of an animal or a person: a mule pack; a hiker’s pack. 2. a definite quantity or standard measure of something wrapped up or otherwise assembled for merchandising […]