Origin of synapse
OTHER WORDS FROM synapsesyn·ap·tic [si-nap-tik], /sɪˈnæp tɪk/, syn·ap·ti·cal, adjectivesyn·ap·ti·cal·ly, adverb
How to use synapse in a sentence
And the toxin, which sits in the synapses between neurons, can take weeks to wash out.The Deadliest Botox Has Arrived|Kent Sepkowitz|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That three-pound lump of gray matter contains 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion synapses, or connections.How Computers Just Got More Human|Dan Lyons|September 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was over now, but his synapses were still crackling with the memories of those burning lashes of energy.But, I Don't Think|Gordon Randall Garrett
They are supposed to be due to a change at the synapses connecting neurone with neurone in the grey matter.
Synapses shorted with soundless cold fire, and waited in timeless stasis for rechannelling.The Cuckoo Clock|Wesley Barefoot
Gral would not have called it laziness; his crude synapses could not have contained the thought, much less given it relevance.
But inevitably his synapses took hold, the neuronic links grooved, and to Gral one thought emerged: the vines would never do.
British Dictionary definitions for synapse
Scientific definitions for synapse
Cultural definitions for synapse
A gap between two nerve cells. Nerve signals are sent across the gap by neurotransmitters.