synaptophysin

noun
syn·​ap·​to·​phy·​sin | \ sə-ˈnap-tə-ˌfī-sᵊn How to pronounce synaptophysin (audio) \

Medical Definition of synaptophysin

: a transmembrane glycoprotein found chiefly in presynaptic vesicles of neurons and neurosecretory granules of neuroendocrine cells

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“Synaptophysin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/synaptophysin. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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