synaptic vesicle

n.

Any of several small, intracellular, membrane-bound vesicles at a synaptic junction of neurons that contain the neurotransmitter.

Nearby words

  1. synapte,
  2. synaptic,
  3. synaptic cleft,
  4. synaptic conduction,
  5. synaptic gap,
  6. synaptinemal complex,
  7. synaptosome,
  8. synarchy,
  9. synarthrodia,
  10. synarthrodial


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