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zygotene

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noun zy·go·tene \ˈzī-gə-ˌtēn\

Definition of zygotene

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

zygotene adjective


Origin of zygotene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1911


Medical Dictionary

zygotene

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noun zy·go·tene \ˈzī-gə-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of zygotene

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

zygotene adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "zygotene"


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