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synaptosome

noun syn·ap·to·some \sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌsōm\

Definition of SYNAPTOSOME

:  a nerve ending that is isolated from homogenized nerve tissue (as of the brain)
syn·ap·to·som·al \-ˌnap-tə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective
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Origin of SYNAPTOSOME

synaptic + -o- + 3-some
First Known Use: 1964
Medical Dictionary

synaptosome

noun syn·ap·to·some \sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of SYNAPTOSOME

:  a nerve ending that is isolated from homogenized nerve tissue (as of the brain)
syn·ap·to·som·al \-ˌnap-tə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

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