growth period
In germ cell development, the period in which they increase greatly in size and during which synapsis occurs and the tetrads are formed.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • growth period — period of time in which something or someone grows …   English contemporary dictionary

  • growth period — any time period in which growth occurs …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • growth ring — In a cross section of the stem of a woody plant, the amount of wood added during a single growth period. In temperate regions this period is usually one year, in which case the growth ring may be called an annual ring. In tropical regions growth… …   Universalium

  • growth ring — noun an annual formation of wood in plants as they grow • Syn: ↑annual ring • Hypernyms: ↑organic phenomenon * * * noun : a layer of wood developed during any one continuous growth period; usually : annual ring …   Useful english dictionary

  • growth — W2 [grəuθ US grouθ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(increase)¦ 2¦(business/economy)¦ 3¦(size/strength)¦ 4¦(importance)¦ 5¦(personal development)¦ 6¦(disease)¦ 7¦(growing thing)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: grow] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • growth — [ grouθ ] noun *** ▸ 1 a gain in number, etc. ▸ 2 economic increase ▸ 3 when living things grow ▸ 4 emotional development ▸ 5 something that grows ▸ 6 lump in/on living thing 1. ) singular or uncount an increase in the number, size, or importance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Period (gene) — period serina Identifiers Organism D. melanogaster Symbol per Entrez …   Wikipedia

  • Growth hormone treatment — Growth hormone (GH) is a protein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates growth and cell reproduction. In the past growth hormone was extracted from human pituitary glands. GH is now produced by recombinant DNA technology, and… …   Wikipedia

  • growth ring — ► NOUN ▪ a concentric layer of wood, shell, or bone developed during a regular period of growth …   English terms dictionary

  • growth — /grohth/, n. 1. the act or process, or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase. 2. size or stage of development: It hasn t yet reached its full growth. 3. completed development. 4. development from a simpler to a more complex stage:… …   Universalium

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