parasynapsis

[par-uh-si-nap-sis]

Origin of parasynapsis

First recorded in 1905–10; para-1 + synapsis
Related formspar·a·syn·ap·tic, adjectivepar·a·syn·ap·tist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for parasynapsis

parasynapsis

noun
  1. another name for synapsis (def. 1)
Derived Formsparasynaptic, adjective
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parasynapsis in Medicine

parasynapsis

[păr′ə-sĭ-năpsĭs]
n.
  1. Side-to-side union of homologous chromosomes in the process of reduction.
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