Definition of parasynaptic in English:

parasynaptic

adjective

  • 1Situated or occurring near a synapse.

  • 2Acting upon neurons or the nervous system at a site other than a synapse; involving or relating to such activity.

Origin

Early 20th century (in an earlier sense). From para- + synaptic, after parasynapsis.

Pronunciation

parasynaptic

/ˌparəsɪˈnaptɪk/