Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.


From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



The chromosome that shorten, thicken, and separate into distinct chromatids joined at the centromeres, particularly during prophase I of meiosis I.


Word origin: Greek pakhus, thick

See also: prophase I, meiosis I