In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron (or nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell (neural or otherwise).
I don’t think I would presume to use it in everyday speech. Neurology and physics were never my strongest suits.
Here is another word I encountered today – Ebenezer As in the following mine Ebenezer what is it?
Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood. —Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing We sang this today at The Blessing of the Fleet
It’s a stone – the stone of help “Samuel took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer—”the stone of help”—for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” —1 Samuel 7:12, NLT With thanks to the author of the blog post Another Think
Again another word I don’t think I’ll be using every day.