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asynapsis

asynapsis

noun asyn·ap·sis \ˌā-sə-ˈnap-səs\
plural asyn·ap·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ASYNAPSIS

:  failure of pairing of homologous chromosomes in meiosis

Origin of ASYNAPSIS

New Latin 2a- + synapsis
First Known Use: 1930

asynapsis

noun asyn·ap·sis \ˌā-sə-ˈnap-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural asyn·ap·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ASYNAPSIS

:  failure of pairing of homologous chromosomes in meiosis

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