pachytene

noun
pachy·​tene | \ ˈpa-ki-ˌtēn How to pronounce pachytene (audio) \

Definition of pachytene

: 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

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pachytene adjective

First Known Use of pachytene

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pachytene

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

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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 20 Jan. 2022.

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pachytene

noun
pachy·​tene | \ ˈpak-i-ˌtēn How to pronounce pachytene (audio) \

Medical Definition of pachytene

: the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the zygotene and in which the paired chromosomes are thickened and visibly divided into chromatids

Other Words from pachytene

pachytene adjective

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