synaptinemal complex

[sĭ-năp′tə-nēməl]

n.

A submicroscopic structure interposed between the homologous chromosome pairs during synapsis.

Nearby words

  1. synaptic,
  2. synaptic cleft,
  3. synaptic conduction,
  4. synaptic gap,
  5. synaptic vesicle,
  6. synaptosome,
  7. synarchy,
  8. synarthrodia,
  9. synarthrodial,
  10. synarthrodial joint


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