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diakinesis

[ dahy-uh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy- ]

noun

, Cell Biology.
  1. the last stage in prophase, in which the nucleolus and nuclear envelope disappear, spindle fibers form, and the chromosomes shorten in preparation for anaphase.


diakinesis

/ -kaɪ-; ˌdaɪəkɪˈniːsɪs /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of diakinesis1

Latinization of German Diakinese (1897); dia-, -kinesis
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Word History and Origins

Origin of diakinesis1

C20: from dia- + Greek kinēsis movement
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Example Sentences

Haploid (n) chromosome numbers were determined from cells in diakinesis, metaphase I, and metaphase II of meiosis.

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