HyperDic: synapse

English > 1 sense of the word synapse:
NOUNbodysynapsethe junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
synapse > pronunciation
Soundssih'aeps
Rhymescollapse ... taps: 11 rhymes with aeps...
English > synapse: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle.
Example"nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"
Part ofnerve, nervusAny bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
Narrowerneuromuscular junction, myoneural junctionThe junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
Broaderjunction, conjunction, conjugation, colligationThe state of being joined together
Spanishsinapsis
Catalansinapsi, sinapsis
Adjectivessynaptic(neuroscience) of or involving synapses

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