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transpose

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verb trans·pose \tran(t)s-ˈpōz\

Medical Definition of transpose

transposed; transposing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to transfer from one place or period to another; specifically :  to subject to genetic transposition

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo genetic transposition

transposable \-ˈpō-zə-bəl\play adjective




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