chiasmatypy

noun chi·as·ma·typy \ -ˌtīpē \

Definition of chiasmatypy

plural -es
:the spiral twisting of homologous chromosomes during zygotene that results in intimate association of chromatids with chiasma formation and provides the mechanism for crossing over

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Origin and Etymology of chiasmatypy

International Scientific Vocabulary chiasma- (from New Latin chiasma) + -typy; originally formed as French chiasmatypie


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