- 1. The association of gregarine protozoans end-to-end or in lateral pairing (without sexual fusion). 2. Pairing of chromosomes in meiosis. SYN: syzygium. [G. syzygios, yoked, bound together, fr. syn, together, + zygon, a yoke]
* * *syz·y·gy (sizґĭ-je) [Gr. syzygos yoked together] the conjunction and fusion of organs without loss of identity. syzygial adj
Medical dictionary. 2011.