end brush

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

Origin of end brush

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby end brush

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use end brush in a sentence

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

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

    Psychology | Robert S. Woodworth