diakinesis

noun

dia·​ki·​ne·​sis ˌdī-ə-kə-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce diakinesis (audio)
-(ˌ)kī-
plural diakineses ˌdī-ə-kə-ˈnē-ˌsēz How to pronounce diakinesis (audio)
-(ˌ)kī-
: the final stage of the meiotic prophase marked by contraction of the bivalents

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diakinesis was circa 1902

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“Diakinesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diakinesis. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

diakinesis

noun
dia·​ki·​ne·​sis ˌdī-ə-kə-ˈnē-səs, -(ˌ)kī- How to pronounce diakinesis (audio)
plural diakineses -ˌsēz How to pronounce diakinesis (audio)
: the final stage of the meiotic prophase marked by contraction of the bivalents
diakinetic adjective
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