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1. Of or relating to a synapse: synaptic nerve endings.
2. Of or relating to synapsis: the synaptic phase in meiosis.

[From Greek sunaptos, joined together, from sunaptein, to join together; see synapse.]

syn·ap′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(sɪˈnæptɪk) or


(Physiology) of or relating to a synapse
synˈaptically adv
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Adj.1.synaptic - (neuroscience) of or involving synapses
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a. sináptico-a, rel. a la sinapsis.
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