polysynaptic

adjective poly·syn·ap·tic \ ˌpä-lē-sə-ˈnap-tik \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of polysynaptic

:involving two or more synapses in the central nervous system
  • polysynaptic reflexes

polysynaptically

play \ˌpä-lē-sə-ˈnap-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of polysynaptic

1942


Medical Dictionary

polysynaptic

adjective poly·syn·ap·tic \ ˌpäl-i-sə-ˈnap-tik \

medical Definition of polysynaptic

:involving two or more synapses in the central nervous system
  • polysynaptic reflexes

polysynaptically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up polysynaptic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!