ephapse


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ephapse

 [e-faps´]
a point of lateral contact (other than a synapse) between nerve fibers across which impulses are conducted directly through the nerve membranes. adj., adj ephap´tic.

e·phapse

(ē-faps'),
A place where two or more nerve cell processes (axons and dendrites) touch without forming a typical synaptic contact; some form of neural transmission may occur at such nonsynaptic contact sites.
[G. ephapsis, contact]

e·phapse

(ē'faps)
A place where two or more nerve cell processes (e.g., axons, dendrites) touch without forming a typical synaptic contact; some form of neural transmission may occur at such nonsynaptic contact sites.
[G. ephapsis, contact]