Zygotene



the second stage of prophase in meiosis, during which strands of homologous chromosomes line up and become pairs.
noun
the second stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosomes become associated in pairs (bivalents)

zygotene zy·go·tene (zī’gə-tēn’)
n.
The stage of meiotic prophase during which the precise point-for-point pairing of the homologous chromosomes begins. Also called zygonema.

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