synaptosome

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noun syn·ap·to·some \sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌsōm\

Definition of synaptosome

  1. :  a nerve ending that is isolated from homogenized nerve tissue (as of the brain)

synaptosomal

play \-ˌnap-tə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of synaptosome

synaptic + -o- + 3-some


First Known Use: 1964


Medical Dictionary

synaptosome

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noun syn·ap·to·some \sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of synaptosome

  1. :  a nerve ending that is isolated from homogenized nerve tissue (as of the brain)

synaptosomal

\-ˌnap-tə-ˈsō-məl\play adjective

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