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pach•y•tene



Pronunciation: (pak'i-tēn), [key]
n. Cell Biol.
the third stage of prophase in meiosis, during which each chromosome pair separates into sister chromatids with some breakage and crossing over of genes. Also,pach•y•ne•maPronunciation: (pak"u-nē'mu). [key]

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