end plate


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

Examples of end plate in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of end plate was in 1878

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“End plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20plate. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

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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