diakinesis[dī′ə ki nē′sis, -kī-]
in the first meiotic division of germ cells, a late prophase stage in which the maternal and paternal chromosomes have paired within the nucleus
Origin of diakinesisModern Latin ; from dia- + Classical Greek kinēsis, motion ; from kinein, to move: see cite
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.
From dia- + -kinesis