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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
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • The end plate thickness is enough to bridge the gaps and develop the desired bolt tension.
end plate in Medicine

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

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