end-bulb


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end-bulb

 [end´bulb]
one of the small encapsulated bodies at the end of sensory nerve fibers in skin, mucous membranes, muscles, and other areas. Called also Krause's bulb or corpuscle.

end bulb

one of the oval or rounded bodies in which the sensory nerve fibers terminate in mucous membrane.

end-bulb

(-bulb) a sensory nerve ending characterized by a fibrous capsule of varying thickness that is continuous with the endoneurium.

end-bulb,

n See end-feet.
end-feet (boutons terminaux,
end-bulb),
n.pl the small, terminal enlargements of nerve fibers that are in contact with the dendrites or cell bodies of other nerve cells; the synaptic endings of nerve fibers.

end-bulb

one of the small encapsulated bodies at the end of sensory nerve fibers in skin, mucous membranes, muscles and other areas. They are called also Krause's bulbs or corpuscles.