Definition of parasynapsis in English:

parasynapsis

noun

Biology
rare, disused
  • Side-by-side pairing of chromosomes at meiosis.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Edmund Beecher Wilson (1856–1939). From para- + synapsis.

Pronunciation

parasynapsis

/ˌparəsɪˈnapsɪs/