para synapsis

parasynapsis

[par-uh-si-nap-sis]
noun Biology.
the conjugation of chromosomes side by side; synapsis.

Origin:
1905–10; para-1 + synapsis

parasynaptic, adjective
parasynaptist, noun
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parasynapsis (ˌpærəsɪˈnæpsɪs)
 
n
another name for synapsis
 
parasyn'aptic
 
adj

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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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