end plate


Definition of end plate

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The other new pieces include a front splitter with extended side pieces, different side skirts, end plates for the rear diffuser, a rear spoiler, and door garnishes that cover up the fake side vents. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Toyota Releases TRD Performance Styling Parts for the 2020 Supra," 20 May 2019 Lotus raised the height of the rear wing by two inches and revised the end plates. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "Lightweight Limbo: Lotus Applies Familiar Formula to Final 3-Eleven 430," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of end plate

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“End plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20plate. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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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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