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diakinesis

Pronunciation: di'a-ki-ne'sis

Definition: Final stage of prophase in meiosis I, in which the chiasmata present during the diplotene stage disappear, the chromosomes continue to shorten, and the nucleolus and nuclear membrane disappear.

[G. dia, through, + kinesis, movement]

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