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end brush

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noun Cell Biology.
  1. an abundant, tuftlike branching at the axon ending of certain nerve cells.

Origin of end brush

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • The axon of one neurone, through its end-brush, is in close contact with the dendrites of another neurone.


    Robert S. Woodworth

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


    Robert S. Woodworth

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