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of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch.
perceptible to the touch; tangible.
of, relating to, affecting, or having a sense of touch: a tactile organ, tactile stimuli
(rare) capable of being touched; tangible

tactile tac·tile (tāk’təl, -tīl’)

Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.

Used for feeling.

Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual.

(tāk’təl, tāk’tīl’)
Used for or sensitive to touch.


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