diplotene

diplotene

[dip-luh-teen]
noun Cell Biology.
a late stage of prophase during meiosis, in which the chromatid pairs of the tetrads begin to separate and chiasmata can be seen.

Origin:
< French diplotène (1900); see diplo-, -tene

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diplotene (ˈdɪpləʊˌtiːn)
 
n
chiasma See also crossing over the fourth stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which the paired homologous chromosomes separate except at the places where genetic exchange has occurred
 
[C20: from diplo- + Greek tainia band]

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diplotene dip·lo·tene (dĭp'lə-tēn')
n.
A stage of meiotic prophase in which homologous chromosome pairs begin to separate and chiasmata become visible.

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