Origin of synapsis
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- cytology the association in pairs of homologous chromosomes at the start of meiosis
- another word for synapse
Word Origin for synapsis
C19: from New Latin, from Greek sunapsis junction, from sunaptein to join together, from syn- + haptein to connect
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plural synapses, 1895 in biology, Modern Latin, from Greek synapsis "connection, junction" (see synapse).
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- The side-by-side association of homologous paternal and maternal chromosomes during early meiotic prophase.
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