noun, plural synapses
[si-nap-seez] /sɪˈnæp siz/ (Show IPA)
Also called syndesis. Cell Biology. the pairing of homologous chromosomes, one from each parent, during early meiosis.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(cytology) the association in pairs of homologous chromosomes at the start of meiosis
another word for synapse
synapsis syn·ap·sis (sĭ-nāp’sĭs)
n. pl. syn·ap·ses (-sēz)
The side-by-side association of homologous paternal and maternal chromosomes during early meiotic prophase.
noun, Physiology. 1. the small gap, measured in nanometers, between an axon terminal and any of the cell membranes in the immediate vicinity. synaptic cleft n. See synaptic gap.
- Synaptic conduction
synaptic conduction n. The conduction of a nerve impulse across a synapse.
- Synaptic gap
synaptic gap n. The minute space between the cell membrane of an axon terminal and of the target cell with which it synapses. Also called synaptic cleft.
- Synaptic vesicle
synaptic vesicle n. Any of several small, intracellular, membrane-bound vesicles at a synaptic junction of neurons that contain the neurotransmitter.