asynapsis

[ey-si-nap-sis]

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

failure of the pairing of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.

Origin of asynapsis

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

asynapsis

noun

biology failure of pairing of chromosomes at meiosis
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