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-tene

adjective combining form

Definition of -tene

  1. :  having (such or so many) chromosomal filaments <polytene> <pachytene>



Origin and Etymology of -tene

French -tène, from Latin taenia ribbon, band — more at taenia


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-tene

noun combining form

Definition of -tene

  1. :  stage of meiotic prophase characterized by (such) chromosomal filaments <diplotene> <pachytene>




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