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1synapse

noun syn·apse \ˈsi-ˌnaps, sə-ˈnaps\

biology : the place where a signal passes from one nerve cell to another

Full Definition of SYNAPSE

:  the point at which a nervous impulse passes from one neuron to another
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Origin of SYNAPSE

New Latin synapsis, from Greek, juncture, from synaptein to fasten together, from syn- + haptein to fasten
First Known Use: 1899

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

2synapse

intransitive verb
syn·apsedsyn·aps·ing

Definition of SYNAPSE

1
:  to form a synapse
2
:  to come together in synapsis

First Known Use of SYNAPSE

1910

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
SYNAPSES Defined for Kids

synapse

noun syn·apse \ˈsi-ˌnaps\

Definition of SYNAPSE for Kids

:  the point at which a nerve impulse passes from one nerve cell to another

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