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Noun: synapse  'si,naps [N. Amer], 'sI,naps or 'si,naps [Brit]
  1. The junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
    "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"

Derived forms: synapses

Type of: colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction

Part of: nerve, nervus

Encyclopedia: Synapse