HyperDic: synapsis

English > 1 sense of the word synapsis:
NOUNprocesssynapsisthe side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start of meiosis
English > synapsis: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start of meiosis.
Part ofleptoteneThe first stage of the prophase of meiosis
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishsinapsis, synapsis

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