Dictionary

zygotene

noun zy·go·tene \ˈzī-gə-ˌtēn\

Definition of ZYGOTENE

:  the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the leptotene and during which synapsis of homologous chromosomes occurs
zygotene adjective
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of ZYGOTENE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1911
Medical Dictionary

zygotene

noun zy·go·tene \ˈzī-gə-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of ZYGOTENE

:  the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the leptotene and during which synapsis of homologous chromosomes occurs
zygotene adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: zygotoidPrevious Word in the Dictionary: zygote intrafallopian transferAll Words Near: zygotene
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears