-tene
I. adjective combining form Etymology: French -tène, from Latin taenia ribbon, band — more at taenia having (such or so many) chromosomal filaments <
polytene
>
<
pachytene
>
II. noun combining form stage of meiotic prophase characterized by (such) chromosomal filaments <
diplotene
>
<
pachytene
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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