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synapse

noun syn·apse \ ˈsi-ˌnaps , sə-ˈnaps \

Definition of synapse

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

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Origin and Etymology of synapse

New Latin synapsis, from Greek, juncture, from synaptein to fasten together, from syn- + haptein to fasten


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synapse

verb

Definition of synapse

synapsed; synapsing
intransitive verb
1 :to form a synapse
2 :to come together in synapsis

First Known Use of synapse

1910


SYNAPSE Defined for English Language Learners

synapse

noun

Definition of synapse for English Language Learners

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


SYNAPSE Defined for Kids

synapse

noun syn·apse \ ˈsi-ˌnaps \

Definition of synapse for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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synapse

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

medical Definition of synapse

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

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synapse

intransitive verb

medical Definition of synapse

synapsed; synapsing
:to form a synapse or come together in synapsis

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