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end brush

noun, Cell Biology
an abundant, tuftlike branching at the axon ending of certain nerve cells.
Origin of end brush
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The axon of one neurone, through its end-brush, is in close contact with the dendrites of another neurone.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • Communication across a synapse is always in one direction, from end-brush to dendrites.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth

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