preleptotene

The earliest stage of prophase in meiosis, characterised by physiochemical changes in cytoplasm and karyoplasm and beginning contraction of chromosomes. ... Origin: pre-+ leptotene, fr. G. Leptos, slender, + tainia, band ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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preleptotene

Type: Term Pronunciation: prē-lep′tō-tēn Definitions: 1. The earliest stage of prophase in meiosis, characterized by physiochemical changes in cytoplasm and karyoplasm and beginning contraction of chromosomes.
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