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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