- 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 .