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diakinesis

[ dahy-uh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy- ]
/ ˌdaɪ ə kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ- /
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noun Cell Biology.
the last stage in prophase, in which the nucleolus and nuclear envelope disappear, spindle fibers form, and the chromosomes shorten in preparation for anaphase.
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Origin of diakinesis

Latinization of German Diakinese (1897); see dia-, -kinesis
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British Dictionary definitions for diakinesis

diakinesis
/ (ˌdaɪəkɪˈniːsɪs, -kaɪ-) /

noun
the final stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosomes start to separate after crossing over

Word Origin for diakinesis

C20: from dia- + Greek kinēsis movement
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