lep·​to·​ne·​ma ˌlep-tə-ˈnē-mə How to pronounce leptonema (audio)
: a chromatin thread or chromosome at the leptotene stage of meiotic prophase

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“Leptonema.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leptonema. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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