end plate

noun
1.
Mining. one of the shorter members of a set. Compare wall plate ( def 3 ).
2.
Cell Biology. 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 the terminal portion of the axon fits.

Origin:
1875–80

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end plate or endplate
n.
The area of synaptic contact between a motor nerve and a muscle fiber.

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The end plate thickness is enough to bridge the gaps and develop the desired bolt tension.
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