synaptonemal complex


syn·ap·to·ne·mal complex

noun \sə-ˌnap-tə-ˈnē-məl-\

Definition of SYNAPTONEMAL COMPLEX

:  a complex tripartite protein structure that spans the region between synapsed chromosomes in meiotic prophase —called also syn*ap*ti*ne*mal complex, \sə-ˌnap-tə-ˈnē-məl-\

Origin of SYNAPTONEMAL COMPLEX

synaptic + -o- or -i- + Greek nēma thread — more at nemat-
First Known Use: 1958

syn·ap·to·ne·mal complex

noun \sə-ˌnap-tə-ˌnē-məl-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYNAPTONEMAL COMPLEX

: a complex triparite protein structure that spans the region between synapsed chromosomes in meiotic prophase

Variants of SYNAPTONEMAL COMPLEX

syn·ap·to·ne·mal complex or syn·ap·ti·ne·mal complex \same\

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