zygotene

Definitions:

  • The stage in prophase of meiosis during which homologous chromosomes become paired.
  • The <xref>intimate</xref> <xref>pairing</xref> of <xref>homologous</xref> <xref>chromosomes</xref> during the <xref>synaptic</xref> <xref>stage</xref> of <xref>meiosis</xref>
  • the second stage of the prophase of meiosis
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