- (context, neuroanatomy, cytology) The junction between the terminal of a neuron and either another neuron or a muscle or gland cell, over which nerve impulses pass.
verb (synapses, synapsing, synapsed, synapsed)
- French: synapse(fr)f
- German: Synapse(de)f
Etymology: From (term, sc=Grek, , tr=synapsis, , conjunction, lang=el), from (term, sc=Grek, , tr=synaptein, , to clasp, lang=el).
- (intransitive) To form a synapse.
- (intransitive) To undergo synapsis.
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