leptotene

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EtymologyEdit

From French leptotène, corresponding to lepto- (thin) (from Ancient Greek λεπτός (leptós, thin)) + -tene (ribbon) (from ταινία (tainía, band, fillet)).

Coined by Hans von De Winiwarter in 1900[1] and in English by Edmund B. Wilson in 1912.[2]

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leptotene (plural leptotenes)

  1. (biology) The first part of the prophase of meiosis, characterized by threadlike chromosomes

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  1. ^ "Recherches sur l'Ovogenèse et l'Organogenèse de l'ovaire des Mammifères (Lapin et Homme)", Hans von De Winiwarter, 1900, Archives de biologie; Vol 17
  2. ^ "Studies on chromosomes. VIII. Observations on the maturation‐phenomena in certain Hemiptera and other forms, with considerations on synapsis and reduction", Edmund B. Wilson, 5 October 1912, https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.1400130302