synaptic cleft


noun Physiology.

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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Medical definitions for synaptic cleft

synaptic cleft

n.

synaptic gap
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