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syzygy

Pronunciation: siz'i-je

Definition:

  1. The association of gregarine protozoans end-to-end or in lateral pairing (without sexual fusion).
  2. Pairing of chromosomes in meiosis.

Synonym(s): syzygium

[G. syzygios, yoked, bound together, fr. syn, together, + zygon, a yoke]

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