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synaptic cleft

noun, Physiology
the small gap, measured in nanometers, between an axon terminal and any of the cell membranes in the immediate vicinity.
Origin of synaptic cleft
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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synaptic cleft in Medicine

synaptic cleft n.
See synaptic gap.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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