parasynapsis

noun

para·​synapsis
¦parə+
: normal side-by-side union of chromosomes in synapsis in contrast to supposed end-to-end union that is now regarded as purely an observational artifact compare telosynapsis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from para- entry 1 + synapsis

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“Parasynapsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasynapsis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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