synaptosome

noun
syn·​ap·​to·​some | \ sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌsōm How to pronounce synaptosome (audio) \

Definition of synaptosome

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

Other Words from synaptosome

synaptosomal \ sə-​ˌnap-​tə-​ˈsō-​məl How to pronounce synaptosome (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of synaptosome

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synaptosome

synaptic + -o- + -some entry 3

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“Synaptosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synaptosome. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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synaptosome

noun
syn·​ap·​to·​some | \ sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌsōm How to pronounce synaptosome (audio) \

Medical Definition of synaptosome

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

Other Words from synaptosome

synaptosomal \ -​ˌnap-​tə-​ˈsō-​məl How to pronounce synaptosome (audio) \ adjective

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