nerve ending

noun

Definition of nerve ending

: a structure forming the distal end of a nerve axon — see neuron illustration

Examples of nerve ending in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The condition affects the microscopic sensory nerves all over the body; the nerve ending damage could be caused by can be various problems including genetics, autoimmune conditions, injury, or diseases. Jenna Birch, Health.com, "Before She Was Diagnosed With Small Fiber Polyneuropathy, Doctors Misdiagnosed This Woman's Pain for 18 Years," 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of nerve ending

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Nerve ending.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nerve%20ending. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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nerve ending

noun

Medical Definition of nerve ending

: the structure in which the distal end of the axon of a nerve fiber terminates

called also nerve end

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