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

Wiktionary

  1. pachytene(Noun)

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

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