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a finishing or final part of something, especially the peripheral termination of a nerve or nerve fiber. Called also terminatio and terminus.
free nerve ending the type of neural receptor with the simplest form, in which the peripheral nerve fiber divides into fine branches that terminate freely in connective tissue or epithelium.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.
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1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. A termination or conclusion.
2. A nerve ending.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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"Endgame" is a roller coaster of fandom emotions that are hard to have a full handle on until the credits begin to roll.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told fans at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday that "Endgame" probably would eventually lose its box-office king title to Cameron's next film.
As of Sunday, 'Endgame's' total was $2.790 billion, according to Disney and as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
With $2.77 billion, "Endgame" falls to fifth, leaving it with almost $1 billion in ticket sales to go to before it could legitimately lay claim to the top title.
The report said: "While that Spidey sequel is a Sony flick, it's still part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is still being sold as a sequel to Disney's "Avengers: Endgame".
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The US military as well as some of the world's largest commercial organisations rely on Endgame to protect their people, technology and mission, globally.
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AVENGERS: Endgame has crossed the two billion dollar (PS1.5 billion) mark at the global box office in record time, one of five movies to ever reach that mark.
"Avengers: Endgame" surpassed 10 million in attendance Saturday, becoming the fastest film to top the mark in South Korea, its distributor said.
An almost bigger question is how Endgame can live up to the hype of not only its outstanding predecessor but also closing this particular 11 year, 22 film-long chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).