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n. pl. di·a·ki·ne·ses (-sēz)
The final stage of the prophase in meiosis, characterized by shortening and thickening of the paired chromosomes, formation of the spindle fibers, disappearance of the nucleolus, and degeneration of the nuclear membrane.
di′a·ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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(Zoology) the final stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosomes start to separate after crossing over
[C20: from dia- + Greek kinēsis movement]
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the final stage of prophase prior to the dissolution of the nuclear membrane. — diakinetic, adj.See also: Biology
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prophase - the first stage of meiosis
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