pachytene


pachy·tene

noun \ˈpa-ki-ˌtēn\

Definition of PACHYTENE

:  the stage of meiotic prophase that immediately follows the zygotene and that is characterized by paired chromosomes thickened and visibly divided into chromatids and by the occurrence of crossing-over
pachytene adjective

Origin of PACHYTENE

International Scientific Vocabulary pachy- (from Greek pachys) + -tene
First Known Use: 1912

pachy·tene

noun \ˈpak-i-ˌtēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PACHYTENE

: the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the zygotene and in which the paired chromosomes are thickened and visibly divided into chromatids
pachytene adjective

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