Definition of synapse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

synapse

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪnæps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪnæps//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈsɪnæps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪnæps//
 
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a connection between two nerve cells Information from one neuron flows to another neuron across a synapse. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek sunapsis, from sun- ‘together’ + hapsis ‘joining’, from haptein ‘to join’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: synapse