Synapsis vs Synapsid - What's the difference?

synapsis | synapsid |


As nouns the difference between synapsis and synapsid

is that synapsis is the association of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes during the initial part of meiosis while synapsid is any animal (including all mammals) of the class synapsida.

As an adjective synapsid is

pertaining to the class synapsida, of animals which have an opening low in the skull roof behind each eye, leaving a bony arch beneath each.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

synapsis

English

Noun

(synapses)
  • The association of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes during the initial part of meiosis.
  • synapsid

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to the class Synapsida, of animals which have an opening low in the skull roof behind each eye, leaving a bony arch beneath each.
  • *1999 , (Matt Ridley), Genome , Harper Perennial 2000, p. 26:
  • *:We are synapsid tetrapods, a group of reptiles that almost went extinct 200 million years ago in competition with the better-designed dinosaurs.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any animal (including all mammals) of the class Synapsida.