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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The area of synaptic contact between a motor nerve and a muscle fiber.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy, the expanded termination of a motor nerve in a muscular fiber under the sarcolemma.

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

  • noun the flattened end of a motor neuron that transmits neural impulses to a muscle
  • noun the flattened end of a motor neuron that transmits neural impulses to a muscle

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