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

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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

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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