end organ


noun Cell Biology.

one of several specialized structures at the peripheral end of sensory or motor nerve fibers.

Origin of end organ

First recorded in 1875–80
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end organ


noun

anatomy the expanded end of a peripheral motor or sensory nerve
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Medicine definitions for end organ

end organ


n.

The encapsulated termination of a sensory nerve.
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