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Mining. one of the shorter members of a set.Compare wall plate (def. 3).
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.
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Origin of end plate
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for end plate
/ (ˈɛndˌpleɪt) /
any usually flat platelike structure at the end of something
physiol the flattened end of a motor nerve fibre, which transmits impulses to muscle
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Medical definitions for end plate
The area of synaptic contact between a motor nerve and a muscle fiber.
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