- a late stage of prophase during meiosis, in which the chromatid pairs of the tetrads begin to separate and chiasmata can be seen.
Origin of diplotene
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Word Origin for diplotene
C20: from diplo- + Greek tainia band
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- A stage of meiotic prophase in which homologous chromosome pairs begin to separate and chiasmata become visible.
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