end plate
noun Date: 1878 a complex terminal treelike branching of the axon of a motor neuron that contacts with a muscle fiber

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  • End plate — End End ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [ a]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. {Ante }, {Anti }, {Answer}.] 1. The extreme or last point or part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • end plate — n a complex terminal arborization of the axon of a motor neuron that contacts with a muscle fiber called also end brush * * * (end plāt) a flat termination. Spelled also end plate …   Medical dictionary

  • end plate — end′ plate n. cbl a specialized area on the surface of a muscle fiber where a motor neuron makes contact with the muscle • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • end plate — n. the area of specialized tissue that forms the junction between an individual muscle fiber and its motor nerve …   English World dictionary

  • end plate — noun : a flat plate or structure at the end of something: as a. : a complex terminal arborization of a motor nerve fiber called also end brush b. : one of the main end timbers of a shaft set in a mine c. : a surface attached approximately… …   Useful english dictionary

  • end-plate — noun the flattened end of a motor neuron that transmits neural impulses to a muscle • Syn: ↑endplate, ↑motor end plate • Hypernyms: ↑end organ • Part Holonyms: ↑effector …   Useful english dictionary

  • end plate — 1. Mining. one of the shorter members of a set. Cf. wall plate (def. 3). 2. Cell Biol. a specialized area on the surface of a muscle fiber where a motor neuron makes contact with the muscle, consisting of an irregularly shaped trough into which… …   Universalium

  • End plate — Крышка; Концевая шайба; Концевой диск; Упорный диск фрикционной муфты; Торцевая пластина гидропередачи; Торцевая плата модуля …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • end-plate — n. the area of muscle cell membrane immediately beneath the motor nerve ending at a neuromuscular junction. Special receptors in this area trigger muscular contraction when the nerve ending releases its neurotransmitter …   Medical dictionary

  • end-plate — n. the area of muscle cell membrane immediately beneath the motor nerve ending at a neuromuscular junction. Special receptors in this area trigger muscular contraction when the nerve ending releases its neurotransmitter …   The new mediacal dictionary

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