synaptosome

noun

syn·​ap·​to·​some sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌsōm How to pronounce synaptosome (audio)
: a nerve ending that is isolated from homogenized nerve tissue (as of the brain)
synaptosomal adjective

Word History

Etymology

synaptic + -o- + -some entry 3

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of synaptosome was in 1964

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Cite this Entry

“Synaptosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synaptosome. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

synaptosome

noun
syn·​ap·​to·​some sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌsōm How to pronounce synaptosome (audio)
: a nerve ending that is isolated from homogenized nerve tissue (as of the brain)
synaptosomal adjective
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