zygotene

noun

zy·​go·​tene ˈzī-gə-ˌtēn How to pronounce zygotene (audio)
: the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the leptotene and during which synapsis of homologous chromosomes occurs
zygotene adjective

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First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zygotene was in 1911

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“Zygotene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygotene. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

zygotene

noun
zy·​go·​tene ˈzī-gə-ˌtēn How to pronounce zygotene (audio)
: the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the leptotene and during which synapsis of homologous chromosomes occurs
zygotene adjective
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