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inversion

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noun in·ver·sion \in-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Medical Definition of inversion

  1. 1:  a reversal of position, order, form, or relationship: asa:  a dislocation of a bodily structure in which it is turned partially or wholly inside out <inversion of the uterus>b:  the condition (as of the foot) of being turned or rotated inward—compare eversion 2c:  retroflexiond:  a breaking off of a chromosome section and its subsequent reattachment in inverted position; also :  a chromosomal section that has undergone this process

  2. 2a:  the conversion of dextrorotatory sucrose into a levorotatory mixture of glucose and fructoseb:  a change from one stereochemical figuration at a chiral center in a usually organic molecule to the opposite configuration that is brought about by a reaction in which a substitution of one group is made for a different group

  3. 3:  homosexuality





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