end plate

noun

Definition of end plate

:a complex terminal treelike branching of the axon of a motor neuron that contacts with a muscle fiber

First Known Use of end plate

1878


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end plate

noun

medical Definition of end plate

:a complex terminal arborization of the axon of a motor neuron that contacts with a muscle fiber called also end brush

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