Definition of trans-synaptic in English:



  • Occurring or existing across a nerve synapse.

    • ‘It is based on the transsynaptic transfer of green fluorescent protein in the brains of mice using a fusion protein with a nontoxic fragment of tetanus toxin expressed in defined neurons.’
    • ‘The best available tools, transsynaptic tracers, are unable to distinguish weak direct connections from strong indirect ones.’
    • ‘Transsynapptic neuronal degeneration of optic nerves consequent to occipital lobe lesions is a rare phenomenon.’