adj. [Gr. a, without; synapsis, union]
Pertaining to the complete failure or incomplete pairing of chromosomes during the first meiotic division. asynapsis n.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • asynaptic — adjective see asynapsis …   Useful english dictionary

  • asynapsis — ˌā+ noun (plural asynapses) Etymology: New Latin, from a (II) + synapsis : failure of synapsis or pairing of homologous chromosomes in meiosis compare desynapsis, synapsis • …   Useful english dictionary

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