nounWord forms: plural synˈapˌses (sɪˈnæpˌsiz
the association side by side of homologous maternal
paired chromosomes in the early stages
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Word origin of 'synapsis'ModL < Gr, junction, connection < syn-, together + apsis, a joining < haptein, to join