zygonema


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Related to zygonema: diplonema, diplotene

zy·go·tene

(zī'gō-tēn),
The stage of prophase in meiosis in which precise point for point pairing of homologous chromosomes begins.
Synonym(s): zygonema
[zygo- + G. tainia (L. taenia), band]

zygonema

[zī′gənē′mə]
Etymology: Gk, zygon + nema, thread
the synaptic chromosome formation that occurs in the zygotene stage of the first meiotic prophase of gametogenesis. zygonematic, adj.

zy·go·tene

(zī'gō-tēn)
The stage of prophase in meiosis in which precise point-for-point pairing of homologous chromosomes begins.
Synonym(s): zygonema.
[zygo- + G. tainia (L. taenia), band]
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