plural allosyndeses\ -​əˌsēz \

Definition of allosyndesis

: pairing at meiosis of nonhomologous chromosomes from the diverse sets of an allopolyploid individual — compare autosyndesis

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Other Words from allosyndesis

allosyndetic \ ¦⸗⸗(ˌ)sin¦detik \ adjective
allosyndetically \ -​ə̇k(ə)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of allosyndesis

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allosyndesis

New Latin, from all- + syndesis

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“Allosyndesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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