asynapsis

noun
asyn·​ap·​sis | \ ˌā-sə-ˈnap-səs How to pronounce asynapsis (audio) \
plural asynapses\ ˌā-​sə-​ˈnap-​ˌsēz How to pronounce asynapsis (audio) \

Definition of asynapsis

: failure of pairing of homologous chromosomes in meiosis

First Known Use of asynapsis

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for asynapsis

New Latin a- entry 2 + synapsis

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“Asynapsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asynapsis. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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asynapsis

noun
asyn·​ap·​sis | \ ˌā-sə-ˈnap-səs How to pronounce asynapsis (audio) \
plural asynapses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce asynapsis (audio) \

Medical Definition of asynapsis

: failure of pairing of homologous chromosomes in meiosis

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