Definition of end plate in English:

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end plate

noun

1A flattened piece at or forming the end of something such as a motor or generator.
Example sentences
  • The large end plate on the wing works like an aerodynamic brake and produces the necessary speed wash off.
  • The linkage allows the spring assembly to be rigidly mounted under the bottom end plate.
  • An end plate is secured to the canister at the open end and includes an inlet port and an outlet port to provide for fluid communication with a mounting adaptor of an oil circuit.
1.1 Anatomy Each of the discoid expansions of a motor nerve where its branches terminate on a muscle fiber.
Example sentences
  • A perpendicular is erected from the end plate of the most caudal vertebrae, whose inferior end plate tilts maximally to the concavity of the curve (inferior end vertebrae).
  • Axons travel from the neurons located in nuclei within the brain stem via the cranial nerves without synaptic interruption to the motor end plates on the striated muscle.
  • This process puts greater stress on the articular cartilage of the vertebrae and their respective end plates.

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