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1. synapsis

noun. the side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start of meiosis.

Synonyms

  • biological process
  • organic process

Antonyms

  • nondevelopment
  • ovulation
  • anabolism

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1. Noun, singular or mass
The chromosomes in the parent cell start to condense and then attach to the nuclear envelope as synapsis occurs, meaning that a pair of identical chromosomes line up next to each other to form a tetrad.

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