- Genetics the association side by side of homologous maternal and paternal paired chromosomes in the early stages of meiosis
- Physiol. synapse
Origin of synapsisModern Latin ; from Gr, junction, connection ; from syn-, together + apsis, a joining ; from haptein, to join
The side-by-side association of homologous chromosomes during the first prophase of meiosis.
Origin of synapsisNew Latin, from Greek sunapsis, point of contact; see synapse.