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asynapsis

[ ey-si-nap-sis ]
/ ˌeɪ sɪˈnæp sɪs /

noun, plural a·syn·ap·ses [ey-si-nap-seez] /ˌeɪ sɪˈnæp siz/. Genetics.

failure of the pairing of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.

Nearby words

asymmetry, asymptomatic, asymptote, asymptotic, asymptotic freedom, asynapsis, asynchronism, asynchronous, asynchronous transmission, asynclitism, asyndesis

Origin of asynapsis

First recorded in 1925–30; a-6 + synapsis
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British Dictionary definitions for asynapsis

asynapsis

/ (ˌeɪsɪnˈæpsɪs) /

noun

biology failure of pairing of chromosomes at meiosis
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