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end organ

noun Cell Biology.
  1. one of several specialized structures at the peripheral end of sensory or motor nerve fibers.
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Origin of end organ

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • It would sound more accurate if one could say "demanding some end-organ different from those which we know that we possess."

    Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death

    Frederick W. H. Myers

  • This method is an end-organ anesthesia, and the solutions employed are strong and act because of their drug content.


British Dictionary definitions for end organ

end organ

noun
  1. anatomy the expanded end of a peripheral motor or sensory nerve
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end organ in Medicine

end organ

n.
  1. The encapsulated termination of a sensory nerve.
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