pachytene

noun

pachy·​tene ˈpa-ki-ˌtēn How to pronounce pachytene (audio)
: the stage of meiotic prophase that immediately follows the zygotene and that is characterized by paired chromosomes thickened and visibly divided into chromatids and by the occurrence of crossing-over
pachytene adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary pachy- (from Greek pachys) + -tene

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pachytene was in 1912

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“Pachytene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pachytene. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pachytene

noun
pachy·​tene ˈpak-i-ˌtēn How to pronounce pachytene (audio)
: the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the zygotene and in which the paired chromosomes are thickened and visibly divided into chromatids
pachytene adjective

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