desynapsis

noun
de·​synapsis | \ ¦dē+ \

Definition of desynapsis

: failure of synapsis due to separation of homologous chromosomes after initial pairing in meiosis — compare asynapsis

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Other Words from desynapsis

desynaptic \ "+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for desynapsis

New Latin, from de- + synapsis

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“Desynapsis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desynapsis. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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