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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 and Etymology 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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