allosyndesis

noun
al·​lo·​syn·​de·​sis
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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