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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Chiasma
Definition The cytologically visible consequence of a reciprocal recombination event in meiosis, observable in the later stage of meiotic prophase. Chiasmata hold homologous chromosomes together prior to anaphase of the first meiotic division.

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