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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nerve ending mean? 

  The noun NERVE ENDING has 1 sense:

1. the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse

  Familiarity information: NERVE ENDING used as a noun is very rare.

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The terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse

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Nouns denoting body parts


nerve end; nerve ending

Hypernyms ("nerve ending" is a kind of...):

end (either extremity of something that has length)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nerve ending"):

free nerve ending (microscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor)

Pacinian corpuscle (a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin; occurs abundantly in the skin of palms and soles and joints and genitals)

proprioceptor (special nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body)

Holonyms ("nerve ending" is a part of...):

axon; axone (long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron)

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