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diplotene

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noun dip·lo·tene \ˈdi-plə-ˌtēn\

Definition of diplotene

  1. :  a stage of meiotic prophase which follows the pachytene and during which the paired homologous chromosomes begin to separate and chiasmata become visible

diplotene

adjective


Origin and Etymology of diplotene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1925


Medical Dictionary

diplotene

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noun dip·lo·tene \ˈdip-lə-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of diplotene

  1. :  a stage of meiotic prophase which follows the pachytene and during which the paired homologous chromosomes begin to separate and chiasmata become visible

diplotene

adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of diplotene


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