oligosynaptic

ol·i·go·sy·nap·tic

(ol'i-gō-si-nap'tik),
Referring to neural conduction pathways that are interrupted by only a few synaptic junctions, that is, made up of a sequence of only few nerve cells, in contrast to polysynaptic pathways.
Synonym(s): paucisynaptic

oligosynaptic

/ol·i·go·syn·ap·tic/ (-sin-ap´tik) involving a few synapses in series and therefore a sequence of only a few neurons.

ol·i·go·sy·nap·tic

(ol'i-gō-si-nap'tik)
Referring to neural conduction pathways that are interrupted by only a few synaptic junctions, i.e., made up of a sequence of only few nerve cells, in contrast to polysynaptic pathways.
Synonym(s): paucisynaptic.
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