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noun syn·apse \ˈsi-ˌnaps, sə-ˈnaps\

Definition of synapse

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

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 syn·apse

Definition of synapse

synapsed

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synapsing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form a synapse

  3. 2 :  to come together in synapsis


SYNAPSE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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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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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

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synapsing

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


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