oligosynaptic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oligo- +‎ synaptic

Adjective[edit]

oligosynaptic (not comparable)

  1. Relating to several synapses
    • 2015 August 1, “In Vivo Voltage-Sensitive Dye Study of Lateral Spreading of Cortical Activity in Mouse Primary Visual Cortex Induced by a Current Impulse”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0133853:
      The expansion was elongated rostrocaudally, as expected from the anatomy of horizontal projections., and spreading velocities suggested combined faster and slower transmission, likely via connections ranging from long-range fast, possibly monosynaptic or oligosynaptic, to slower short-range multisynaptic.