zygotene

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From French zygotène, corresponding to zyg- 'union, zygosis' (from Ancient Greek ζυγόν (zugón, junction, yoke)) + -tene 'filament' (from ταινία (tainía, band, fillet))

Coined by Victor Grégoire in 1907[1] and in English by Edmund B. Wilson in 1912.[2]

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zygotene (plural zygotenes)

  1. (biology) The intimate pairing of homologous chromosomes during the synaptic stage of meiosis

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  1. ^ "La formation des gemini hétérotypiques dans les végétaux." Grégoire, V. (1907), Cellule 24, 367-420: p371.
  2. ^ "Studies on chromosomes. VIII. Observations on the maturation‐phenomena in certain Hemiptera and other forms, with considerations on synapsis and reduction", Edmund B. Wilson, 5 October 1912, https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.1400130302