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nerve end·'ing

any one of the specialized terminations of peripheral sensory or motor nerve fibers. See: motor endplate, corpuscle, bulb.

nerve ending

The termination of a nerve fiber (axon or dendrite) in a peripheral structure. It may be sensory (receptor) or motor (effector). Sensory endings can be nonencapsulated (e.g., free nerve endings, peritrichal endings, or tactile corpuscles of Merkel) or they can be encapsulated (e.g., end-bulbs of Krause, Meissner's corpuscles, Vater-Pacini corpuscles, or neuromuscular and neurotendinous spindles).

nerve ending

the tip of a nerve fibre in the form of either an END ORGAN or a small branching structure.

nerve end·ing

(nĕrv ending)
A specialized termination of peripheral sensory nerve fibers.
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