-tene

bio aff. a combining form meaning “ribbon,” used to form nouns that refer to the shape or number of chromosomes involved in meiosis:
leptotene; pachytene[/ex]
Etymology: < F -tène (in scientific compounds) < L taenia taenia

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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