translocation

noun trans·lo·ca·tion \ ˌtran(t)s-lō-ˈkā-shən , ˌtranz- \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of translocation

:the act, process, or an instance of changing location or position: such as
a :the conduction of soluble material (such as metabolic products) from one part of a plant to another
b :transfer of part of a chromosome to a different position especially on a nonhomologous chromosome; especially :the exchange of parts between nonhomologous chromosomes

translocate

play \ˈtran(t)s-lō-ˌkāt, ˈtranz-, (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈ, (ˌ)tranz-ˈ\ verb

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1624


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translocation

noun trans·lo·ca·tion \ ˌtran(t)s-lō-ˈkā-shən, ˌtranz- \

medical Definition of translocation

1 :transfer of part of a chromosome to a different position especially on a nonhomologous chromosome; especially :the exchange of parts between nonhomologous chromosomes
2 :a chromosome or part of a chromosome that has undergone translocation

translocate

play \-ˈlō-ˌkāt\ verb translocated; translocating

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