zygotene

noun
zy·​go·​tene | \ ˈzī-gə-ˌtēn How to pronounce zygotene (audio) \

Definition of zygotene

: the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the leptotene and during which synapsis of homologous chromosomes occurs

Other Words from zygotene

zygotene adjective

First Known Use of zygotene

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Zygotene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygotene. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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zygotene

noun
zy·​go·​tene | \ ˈzī-gə-ˌtēn How to pronounce zygotene (audio) \

Medical Definition of zygotene

: the stage of meiotic prophase which immediately follows the leptotene and during which synapsis of homologous chromosomes occurs

Other Words from zygotene

zygotene adjective

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