adjective Date: 1909 1. occurring after synapsis <
a postsynaptic chromosome
2. of, occurring in, or being a nerve cell by which a wave of excitation is conveyed away from a synapse <
a postsynaptic membrane
postsynaptically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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