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Leptotene

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noun

The first stage of prophase I of meiosis I in which the replicated chromosomes start to condense into long strands inside the nucleus. The chromosomes at this stage are characteristically threadlike in form.


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During the first prophase of meiosis I, there are five sub-stages: leptotene, zygotene, pachytene, diplotene and diakinesis.


Word origin: from Greek meaning "thin threads"

Synonym: leptonema

See also: prophase I, meiosis I


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