parasynapsis

[ par-uh-si-nap-sis ]
/ ˌpær ə sɪˈnæp sɪs /

noun Biology.

the conjugation of chromosomes side by side; synapsis.

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Origin of parasynapsis

First recorded in 1905–10; para-1 + synapsis

OTHER WORDS FROM parasynapsis

par·a·syn·ap·tic, adjectivepar·a·syn·ap·tist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for parasynapsis

parasynapsis
/ (ˌpærəsɪˈnæpsɪs) /

noun

another name for synapsis (def. 1)

Derived forms of parasynapsis

parasynaptic, adjective
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Medical definitions for parasynapsis

parasynapsis
[ păr′ə-sĭ-năpsĭs ]

n.

Side-to-side union of homologous chromosomes in the process of reduction.
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