translocation

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

Definition of translocation

  1. :  the act, process, or an instance of changing location or position: asa :  the conduction of soluble material (as metabolic products) from one part of a plant to anotherb :  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

1624

First Known Use of translocation

1624


Medical Dictionary

translocation

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

Medical Definition of translocation

  1. 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. 2:  a chromosome or part of a chromosome that has undergone translocation

translocate

\-ˈlō-ˌkāt\play verb

translocated

;

translocating


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up translocation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ