noun, plural syn·ap·ses [si-nap-seez] /sɪˈnæp siz/.
Origin of synapsis
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Historical Examples of synapsis
The method of synapsis in Coptocycla is like that described for Chelymorpha argus.
There is in the male, in addition to the X, also a Y chromosome, which acts as its mate in synapsis and reduction.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila
Thomas Hunt Morgan
From this synapsis the lower neurone proceeds, its axons travelling to the anterior horn and arborising around the motor cells.
The synizesis and synapsis stages are similar to those in Chelymorpha (figs. 61 and 62).
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for synapsis
plural synapses, 1895 in biology, Modern Latin, from Greek synapsis "connection, junction" (see synapse).