[pak-i-teen] /ˈpæk ɪ tin/

noun, Cell Biology.
the third stage of prophase in meiosis, during which each chromosome pair separates into sister chromatids with some breakage and crossing over of genes.
the third stage of the prophase of meiosis during which the chromosomes become shorter and thicker and divide into chromatids

pachytene pach·y·tene (pāk’ĭ-tēn’)
The third stage of the prophase of meiosis during which the homologous chromosomes become short and thick and divide into four distinct chromatids.


Read Also:

  • Pachynsis

    pachynsis pa·chyn·sis (pā-kĭn’sĭs) n. A pathological thickening of a bodily organ, tissue, or structure. pa·chyn’tic adj.

  • Pachyonychia

    pachyonychia pach·y·o·nych·i·a (pāk’ē-ō-nĭk’ē-ə) n. Abnormal thickness of the fingernails or toenails.

  • Pachyonychia congenita

    pachyonychia congenita pachyonychia con·gen·i·ta (kən-jěn’ĭ-tə) n. A hereditary syndrome marked by abnormal thickness and elevation of the nail plates, palmar and plantar hyperkeratosis, and a whitish and glazed tongue due to papillary atrophy. Also called Jadassohn-Lewandowsky syndrome.

  • Pachyperiostitis

    pachyperiostitis pach·y·per·i·os·ti·tis (pāk’ĭ-pěr’ē-ŏ-stō’sĭs) n. Proliferative thickening of the periosteum caused by inflammation.

Disclaimer: Pachynema definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.