Definition of Leptonema

1. Noun. The stage during meiosis Prophase 1 where the chromosomes condense after S-phase and interphase, resulting in the recombination of haploid chromosome pairs with sister chromatids held by a single non-dividing centromeres, and followed by the zygotene stage. ¹



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Medical Definition of Leptonema

1. Classical term for the first stage of prophase I of meiosis, during which the chromosomes condense and become visible. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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