Definition of -tene

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having (such or so many) chromosomal filaments polytene pachytene

Definition of -tene (Entry 2 of 2)

: stage of meiotic prophase characterized by (such) chromosomal filaments diplotene pachytene

History and Etymology for -tene

Adjective combining form

French -tène, from Latin taenia ribbon, band — more at taenia

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“-tene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-tene. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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