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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

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

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