from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The encapsulated termination of a sensory nerve.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
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