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

-tene

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noun combining form

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

Word History

Etymology

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 21 May. 2024.

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