* * *pre·syn·ap·tic -sə-'nap-tik adj relating to, occurring in, or being part of a nerve cell by which a wave of excitation is conveyed to a synapse <\presynaptic terminals> <\presynaptic inhibition> <a \presynaptic membrane>pre·syn·ap·ti·cal·ly -ti-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *pre·syn·ap·tic (pre″sĭ-napґtik) situated before or proximal to a synapse, or occurring before the synapse is crossed.
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presynaptic — adjective Date: 1937 of, occurring in, or being a neuron by which a nerve impulse is conveyed to a synapse < a presynaptic membrane > < a presynaptic neuron > • presynaptically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
presynaptic — adj. [L. prae, before; Gr. synapsis, union] Pertaining to structures or events before a synapse … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
presynaptic — presynaptically, adv. /pree si nap tik/, adj. Physiol. being or occurring on the transmitting end of a discharge across a synapse. [1905 10; PRE + SYNAPTIC] * * * … Universalium
presynaptic — adjective in a synapse, of or pertaining to the neuron that releases neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft … Wiktionary
presynaptic — adj. located on the transmitting side of a synapse (Medicine) … English contemporary dictionary
presynaptic — [ˌpri:sɪ naptɪk] adjective Physiology denoting a nerve cell that releases a transmitter substance into a synapse during transmission of an impulse. Derivatives presynaptically adverb … English new terms dictionary
presynaptic — pre·synaptic … English syllables
presynaptic — pre•syn•ap•tic [[t]ˌpri sɪˈnæp tɪk[/t]] adj. phl being or occurring on the transmitting end of a discharge across a synapse • Etymology: 1905–10 … From formal English to slang
presynaptic — /ˈprisaɪnæptɪk/ (say presuynaptik), / sə / (say suh ) adjective occurring or existing before the transmission of an impulse across a synapse … Australian English dictionary
presynaptic — … Useful english dictionary