Diakinesis meaning

dīə-kə-nēsĭs, -kī-
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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.
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In the first meiotic division of germ cells, a late prophase stage in which the maternal and paternal chromosomes have paired within the nucleus.
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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.
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(cytology) The last stage of prophase, in which the nucleolus and nuclear envelope disappear, spindle fibers form, and the chromosomes shorten in preparation for anaphase.
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Origin of diakinesis

  • From dia- +‎ -kinesis

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