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synaptic cleft

noun Physiology.
  1. the small gap, measured in nanometers, between an axon terminal and any of the cell membranes in the immediate vicinity.
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Origin of synaptic cleft

First recorded in 1975–80
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synaptic cleft in Medicine

synaptic cleft

n.
  1. synaptic gap
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