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end bulb

noun Anatomy.
  1. any of various types of oval or rounded structures occurring at the ends of nerve fibers, ranging from slight enlargements to complex corpuscles that act as sensory receptors for pain, touch, cold, etc.
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  • The nerves of sensibility have a peculiarly sensitive arrangement spread under the skin, constituting an end-bulb or touch organ.

    The Relations of Science and Religion

    Henry Calderwood

end bulb in Medicine

end bulb

  1. One of the oval or rounded bodies in which a sensory nerve fiber terminates.
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