inversion


in·ver·sion

noun \in-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of INVERSION

1
: a reversal of position, order, form, or relationship: as a : 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 2 c : retroflexion d : a breaking off of a chromosome section and its subsequent reattachment in inverted position; also : a chromosomal section that has undergone this process
2
a : the conversion of dextrorotatory sucrose into a levorotatory mixture of glucose and fructose b : 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

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