Tactile

Tac"tile

(?), a. [L. tactilis, fr. tangere, tactum, to touch: cf. F. tactile.] Of or pertaining to the organs, or the sense, of touch; perceiving, or perceptible, by the touch; capable of being touched; as, tactile corpuscles; tactile sensations. "Tactile sweets." Beaumont. "Tactile qualities." Sir M. Hale.
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Tactile sense (Physiol.), the sense of touch, or pressure sense. See Touch.
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The delicacy of the tactile sense varies on different parts of the skin; it is geatest on the forehead, temples and back of the forearm.
H. N. Martin.
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