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 diakineses (audio) , -​(ˌ)kī-​ \

Definition of diakinesis

: the final stage of the meiotic prophase marked by contraction of the bivalents

First Known Use of diakinesis

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diakinesis

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dial

dialable

dial bird

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diakinesis

noun
dia·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ ˌdī-ə-kə-ˈnē-səs, -(ˌ)kī- How to pronounce diakinesis (audio) \
plural diakineses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diakineses (audio) \

Medical Definition of diakinesis

: the final stage of the meiotic prophase marked by contraction of the bivalents

Other Words from diakinesis

diakinetic \ -​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce diakinetic (audio) \ adjective

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