[pak-uh-san-druh] /ˌpæk əˈsæn drə/
any plant of the genus Pachysandra, as the Allegheny spurge or Japanese spurge, the leaves of which grow in a rounded clump, widely used as a ground cover in the U.S.
1813, from Modern Latin (1803), from Greek packhys “thick” (see pachyderm) + aner (genitive andros) “man” (see anthropo-), which is used in botany to mean “stamen, having stamens.”
pachysomia pach·y·so·mi·a (pāk’ĭ-sō’mē-ə) n. Pathological thickening of the soft parts of the body, especially as occurring in acromegaly.
[pak-i-teen] /ˈpæk ɪ tin/ noun, Cell Biology. 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. /ˈpækɪˌtiːn/ noun 1. the third stage of the prophase of meiosis during which the chromosomes become shorter and thicker and divide into chromatids […]
pachyvaginalitis pach·y·vag·i·nal·i·tis (pāk’ē-vāj’ə-nə-lī’tĭs) n. Chronic inflammation, with thickening, of the tunica vaginalis testis.
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