A sensory organ in which the epidermis is modified to form bulbous papillae. The organs are formed from a stack of epidermal cells, which is innervated by nerve processes from myelinated fibers in the dermis, which form terminal swellings just below the outer keratinized layer of epidermis. They contain a Merkel cell-neurite complex in the epidermis and a lamellated corpuscle in the dermal connective tissue. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eimer's_organ ]

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present in many moles, and are particularly common in the star-nosed mole, which bears 30,000 of them on its unique tentacled snout