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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The encapsulated termination of a sensory nerve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the structure in which a nerve fiber ends, either peripherally or centrally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physiology, any specialized structure which forms the terminus of a path of nervous conduction: usually applied to the terminal organs at the periphery of the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers


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