ephapse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔφαψις (éphapsis, touching, carressing)

Noun[edit]

ephapse (countable and uncountable, plural ephapses)

  1. (countable, neurology) A point of contact or significant electrical influence between neurons, other than at a synapse.
  2. (uncountable, neurology) Cross-stimulation of adjacent nerve fibers.

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