from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The junction across which a nerve impulse passes from an axon terminal to a neuron, muscle cell, or gland cell.
- intransitive v. To form a synapse.
- intransitive v. To undergo synapsis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The junction between the terminal of a neuron and either another neuron or a muscle or gland cell, over which nerve impulses pass.
- v. To form a synapse.
- v. To undergo synapsis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same. as synapsis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
Greek sunapsis, point of contact, from sunaptein, to join together : sun-, syn- + haptein, to fasten.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek σύναψις (sunapsis, "conjunction"), from συνάπτω (sunaptō, "to clasp"). (Wiktionary)