chiasmatypy


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chi•as•ma•typ•y

(kaɪˈæz məˌtaɪ pi)

n.
the process of chiasma formation, which is the basis for crossing over. Compare crossing over.
chi•as′ma•type`, adj., n.

chiasmatypy

the formation of chiasma, the basis for crossing over or the interchange of corresponding chromatid segments of homologous chromosomes with their linked genes. — chiasmatvpic, adj.
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