Pachytene



[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

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

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