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diakinesis

noun dia·ki·ne·sis \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

diakinesis

noun dia·ki·ne·sis \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

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