- the second stage of prophase in meiosis, during which strands of homologous chromosomes line up and become pairs.
Origin of zygotene
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- the second stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosomes become associated in pairs (bivalents)
- The stage of meiotic prophase during which the precise point-for-point pairing of the homologous chromosomes begins.zygonema