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Telodendron

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Definition
noun, plural: telodendrons or telodendra
Any of the terminal or smaller branches of an axon that terminates with specialized ending that releases neurotransmitters.
Supplement
Telodendra originally refer to the terminal branches of dendrites, now they refer to the main or terminal arborization of an axon.
Word origin: Greek télos (end) + Greek déndron (tree).
Variant: telodendrion, teledendron