somatic motor neuron

n.

A motor neuron forming a direct synapse with striated muscle fibers via a motor end plate.

Nearby words

  1. somatic antigen,
  2. somatic cell,
  3. somatic cell nuclear transfer,
  4. somatic death,
  5. somatic delusion,
  6. somatic motor nucleus,
  7. somatic mutation,
  8. somatic mutation theory of cancer,
  9. somatic nerve,
  10. somatic nervous system


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