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synapse

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noun syn·apse \ˈsi-ˌnaps, sə-ˈnaps\

Simple Definition of synapse

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of synapse

  1. :  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

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synapse

intransitive verb, syn·apse

Definition of synapse

synapsedsynapsing

  1. 1 :  to form a synapse

  2. 2 :  to come together in synapsis



1910

First Known Use of synapse

1910


SYNAPSE Defined for Kids

synapse

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noun syn·apse \ˈsi-ˌnaps\

Definition of synapse for Students

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




Medical Dictionary

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synapse

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noun syn·apse \ˈsin-ˌaps also sə-ˈnaps, chiefly British ˈsī-ˌnaps\

Medical Definition of synapse

  1. 1:  the place at which a nerve impulse passes from one neuron to another

  2. 2:  synapsis




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synapse

intransitive verb syn·apse

Medical Definition of synapse

synapsed; synapsing

  1. :  to form a synapse or come together in synapsis




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