diplotene

noun
dip·​lo·​tene | \ ˈdi-plə-ˌtēn How to pronounce diplotene (audio) \

Definition of diplotene

: a stage of meiotic prophase which follows the pachytene and during which the paired homologous chromosomes begin to separate and chiasmata become visible

First Known Use of diplotene

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Diplotene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diplotene. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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diplotene

noun
dip·​lo·​tene | \ ˈdip-lə-ˌtēn How to pronounce diplotene (audio) \

Medical Definition of diplotene

: a stage of meiotic prophase which follows the pachytene and during which the paired homologous chromosomes begin to separate and chiasmata become visible

Other Words from diplotene

diplotene adjective

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