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asynapsis

[ey-si-nap-sis] /ˌeɪ sɪˈnæp sɪs/
noun, plural asynapses
[ey-si-nap-seez] /ˌeɪ sɪˈnæp siz/ (Show IPA).
Genetics.
1.
failure of the pairing of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; a-6 + synapsis
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asynapsis

/ˌeɪsɪnˈæpsɪs/
noun
1.
(biology) failure of pairing of chromosomes at meiosis
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