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parasynapsis

[par-uh-si-nap-sis] /ˌpær ə sɪˈnæp sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
the conjugation of chromosomes side by side; synapsis.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; para-1 + synapsis
Related forms
parasynaptic, adjective
parasynaptist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for par-asynapsis

parasynapsis

/ˌpærəsɪˈnæpsɪs/
noun
1.
another name for synapsis (sense 1)
Derived Forms
parasynaptic, adjective
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par-asynapsis in Medicine

parasynapsis par·a·sy·nap·sis (pār'ə-sĭ-nāp'sĭs)
n.
Side-to-side union of homologous chromosomes in the process of reduction.

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