diakinesis


dia·ki·ne·sis

noun \ˌdī-ə-kə-ˈnē-səs, -(ˌ)kī-\
plural dia·ki·ne·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of DIAKINESIS

:  the final stage of the meiotic prophase marked by contraction of the bivalents

Origin of DIAKINESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1902

dia·ki·ne·sis

noun \ˌdī-ə-kə-ˈnē-səs, -(ˌ)kī-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural dia·ki·ne·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of DIAKINESIS

: the final stage of the meiotic prophase marked by contraction of the bivalents
dia·ki·net·ic \-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: dial (noun)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: diaheliotropism
All Words Near: diakinesis

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up diakinesis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).