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diplotene

[ dip-luh-teen ]
/ ˈdɪp ləˌtin /
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noun Cell Biology.

a late stage of prophase during meiosis, in which the chromatid pairs of the tetrads begin to separate and chiasmata can be seen.

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Origin of diplotene

<French diplotène (1900); see diplo-, -tene
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British Dictionary definitions for diplotene

diplotene
/ (ˈdɪpləʊˌtiːn) /

noun

the fourth stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which the paired homologous chromosomes separate except at the places where genetic exchange has occurredSee also chiasma (def. 1), crossing over

Word Origin for diplotene

C20: from diplo- + Greek tainia band
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Medical definitions for diplotene

diplotene
[ dĭplə-tēn′ ]

n.

A stage of meiotic prophase in which homologous chromosome pairs begin to separate and chiasmata become visible.
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