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adjective \ˈtran(t)s, ˈtranz\

Medical Definition of trans

  1. 1:  characterized by or having certain groups of atoms on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis of a double bond or of the plane of a ring in a molecule—see all-trans

  2. 2:  relating to or being an arrangement of two very closely linked genes in the heterozygous condition in which one mutant allele and one wild-type allele are on each of the two homologous chromosomes—compare cis 2




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