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The stage in prophase of meiosis during which homologous chromosomes become paired.
[French zygotène : zygo-, pair (from New Latin; see zygo-) + -tène, ribbon (from Latin taenia; see taenia).]
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(Biology) the second stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosomes become associated in pairs (bivalents)
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zy•go•tene(ˈzaɪ gəˌtin, ˈzɪg ə-)
the second stage of prophase in meiosis, during which corresponding chromosomes become paired.
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|Noun||1.||zygotene - the second stage of the prophase of meiosis|
prophase - the first stage of meiosis
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