diplotene

noun

dip·​lo·​tene ˈdi-plə-ˌtēn How to pronounce diplotene (audio)
: a stage of meiotic prophase which follows the pachytene and during which the paired homologous chromosomes begin to separate and chiasmata become visible

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First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diplotene was in 1925

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“Diplotene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diplotene. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

diplotene

noun

dip·​lo·​tene ˈdip-lə-ˌtēn How to pronounce diplotene (audio)
: a stage of meiotic prophase which follows the pachytene and during which the paired homologous chromosomes begin to separate and chiasmata become visible
diplotene adjective
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