verb (used without object), syn·apsed, syn·aps·ing.
Words nearby synapse
Origin of synapse
Definition for synapses (2 of 2)
noun, plural syn·ap·ses [si-nap-seez] /sɪˈnæp siz/.
Origin of synapsis
OTHER WORDS FROM synapsissyn·ap·tic [si-nap-tik] /sɪˈnæp tɪk/, syn·ap·ti·cal, adjectivesyn·ap·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for synapses
And the toxin, which sits in the synapses between neurons, can take weeks to wash out.
That three-pound lump of gray matter contains 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion synapses, or connections.
Thus may be produced growth of axons in certain directions, and synapses of this cell with that.
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
If the same stimulus be often repeated, the synapses between groups of cells may become permanent.
Many association tracts and synapses are laid down in the central nervous system when the child is born.
But inevitably his synapses took hold, the neuronic links grooved, and to Gral one thought emerged: the vines would never do.The Beginning|Henry Hasse