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Medical Term:

ephapse

Pronunciation: e-faps'

Definition: 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]

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