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.