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zygotene

[ zahy-guh-teen, zig-uh- ]
/ ˈzaɪ gəˌtin, ˈzɪg ə- /
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noun Cell Biology.
the second stage of prophase in meiosis, during which strands of homologous chromosomes line up and become pairs.
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Origin of zygotene

1925–30; <French zygotène;see zygo-, -tene

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British Dictionary definitions for zygotene

zygotene
/ (ˈzaɪɡəˌtiːn, ˈzɪɡ-) /

noun
the second stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosomes become associated in pairs (bivalents)
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