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.

Tactile sense Physiol., the sense of touch, or pressure sense. See Touch.

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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