Definitions for pachyteneˈpæk ɪ tin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pach•y•teneˈpæk ɪ tin(n.)

  1. the third stage of prophase in meiosis, during which each chromosome pair separates into sister chromatids with some breakage and crossing over of genes.

    Category: Genetics, Cell Biology

Origin of pachytene:

< F pachytène (1900) = Gk pachý(s) thick + F -tène -tene

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pachytene(noun)

    the third stage of the prophase of meiosis


  1. pachytene(Noun)

    The third prophase of meiosis, during which the chromosomes shorten and divide into four chromatids


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