synaptonemal complex

noun syn·ap·to·ne·mal 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 called also syn*ap*ti*ne*mal complex play \sə-ˌnap-tə-ˈnē-məl-\

Origin and Etymology of synaptonemal complex

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


Medical Dictionary

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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