Synaptically

synapsis

[si-nap-sis]
noun, plural synapses [si-nap-seez] .
1.
Also called syndesis. Cell Biology. the pairing of homologous chromosomes, one from each parent, during early meiosis.
2.
Physiology, synapse.

Origin:
1645–55; < Neo-Latin < Greek sýnapsis junction, equivalent to synap- (stem of synáptein to make contact, equivalent to syn- syn- + (h)áptein to touch) + -sis -sis

synaptic [si-nap-tik] , synaptical, adjective
synaptically, adverb
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synapsis (sɪˈnæpsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
1.  cytology the association in pairs of homologous chromosomes at the start of meiosis
2.  another word for synapse
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek sunapsis junction, from sunaptein to join together, from syn- + haptein to connect]

synaptic or synaptical (sɪˈnæptɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to a synapse
 
synaptical or synaptical
 
adj
 
syn'aptically or synaptical
 
adv

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synapsis syn·ap·sis (sĭ-nāp'sĭs)
n. pl. syn·ap·ses (-sēz)
The side-by-side association of homologous paternal and maternal chromosomes during early meiotic prophase.

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