end brush


noun Cell Biology.

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

Nearby words

  1. encyst,
  2. encysted calculus,
  3. end,
  4. end around,
  5. end artery,
  6. end bud,
  7. end bulb,
  8. end game,
  9. end grain,
  10. end in itself

Origin of end brush

First recorded in 1880–85

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Examples from the Web for end brush

  • 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