synaptonemal complex

noun
syn·​ap·​to·​ne·​mal complex | \sə-ˌnap-tə-ˈnē-məl- \
variants: or less commonly synaptinemal complex \sə-​ˌnap-​tə-​ˈnē-​məl-​ \

Definition of synaptonemal complex 

: a complex tripartite protein structure that spans the region between synapsed chromosomes in meiotic prophase

First Known Use of synaptonemal complex

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synaptonemal complex

synaptic + -o- or -i- + Greek nēma thread — more at nemat-

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synaptonemal complex

noun
syn·​ap·​to·​ne·​mal complex | \sə-ˌnap-tə-ˌnē-məl- \
variants: or synaptinemal complex \same \

Medical Definition of synaptonemal complex 

: a complex triparite protein structure that spans the region between synapsed chromosomes in meiotic prophase

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