synaptonemal complex

noun syn·ap·to·ne·mal complex \ sə-ˌnap-tə-ˈnē-məl- \
variants: or less commonly synaptinemal complex play \sə-ˌnap-tə-ˈnē-məl-\
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of synaptonemal complex

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

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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