1. A termination or conclusion. 2. A nerve e.
annulospiral e. one of two types of sensory nerve e. associated with a neuromuscular spindle (the other being the flower-spray e.); after entering the muscle spindle, the fiber divides into two flat ribbon-like branches that wind themselves in rings or spirals about the intrafusal muscle fibers.annulospiral organ;
calyciform e. , caliciform e. a synaptic e. in relation to certain neuroepithelial hair cells of the inner ear.
epilemmal e. a nerve e. in close relation to the outer surface of the sarcolemma.
flower-spray e. one of the two types of sensory nerve e. associated with the neuromuscular spindle (the other being the annulospiral e.); in this type, the fiber branches spread out upon the surface of the intrafusal fibers like a spray of flowers.flower-spray organ of Ruffini;
free nerve e.'s a form of peripheral ending of sensory nerve fibers in which the terminal filaments end freely in the tissue.terminationes nervorum liberae [NA];
grape e.'s an autodescriptive term applied to synaptic terminals at the ends of short, stalklike axon branches.
hederiform e. a type of free sensory ending in the skin.
nerve e. any one of the specialized terminations of peripheral sensory or motor nerve fibers. See motor endplate, corpuscle, bulb.
sole-plate e. motor endplate
synaptic e.'s axon terminals, under terminal
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