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zygotene

[zahy-guh-teen, zig-uh-] /ˈzaɪ gəˌtin, ˈzɪg ə-/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
the second stage of prophase in meiosis, during which strands of homologous chromosomes line up and become pairs.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < French zygotène; see zygo-, -tene
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zygotene

/ˈzaɪɡəˌtiːn; ˈzɪɡ-/
noun
1.
the second stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosomes become associated in pairs (bivalents)
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zygotene in Medicine

zygotene zy·go·tene (zī'gə-tēn')
n.
The stage of meiotic prophase during which the precise point-for-point pairing of the homologous chromosomes begins. Also called zygonema.

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