Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

end plate

See more synonyms for end plate on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Mining. one of the shorter members of a set.Compare wall plate(def 3).
  2. Cell Biology. a specialized area on the surface of a muscle fiber where a motor neuron makes contact with the muscle, consisting of an irregularly shaped trough into which the terminal portion of the axon fits.
Show More

Origin of end plate

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

end plate in Medicine

end plate

n.
  1. The area of synaptic contact between a motor nerve and a muscle fiber.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.