Definition of pseudoreduction in English:

pseudoreduction

noun

rare Biology
  • The apparent halving of the chromosome number as a result of the pairing of homologous chromosomes at synapsis.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Morphology.

Pronunciation

pseudoreduction

/ˌs(j)uːdə(ʊ)rɪˈdʌkʃn/