synapsis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σῠ́νᾰψῐς (súnapsis, contact).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

synapsis (countable and uncountable, plural synapses)

  1. The association of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes during the initial part of meiosis.
  2. Alternative form of synapse