translocation

noun
trans·​lo·​ca·​tion | \ ˌtran(t)s-lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce translocation (audio) , ˌtranz-\

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

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Other Words from translocation

translocate \ ˈtran(t)s-​lō-​ˌkāt How to pronounce translocate (audio) , ˈtranz-​lō-​ , (ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˈlō-​ , (ˌ)tranz-​ˈlō-​ \ verb

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Precautions were taken to minimize stress and ensure their well-being throughout the translocation process. Washington Post, "5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda," 25 June 2019 With these translocations, the gene pool of the animals is expanding. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "Rwanda Just Pulled Off the Largest Transport of Rhinos From Europe to Africa," 26 June 2019 Researchers also found abnormalities such as inversions and translocations in some of Scott’s chromosomes and some damage to his DNA, as well as changes in his gene expression. Bill Ingalls, National Geographic, "One-of-a-kind study of astronaut twins hints at spaceflight’s health effects," 11 Apr. 2019 She has also been involved with fund-raising for anti-poaching efforts and the translocation of rhinos from South Africa to Botswana. New York Times, "Gabriella Gentil, Kyle Hickson," 6 May 2018 Parke said the state will examine the data from the project to decide it additional translocation of quail should be done. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Wild quail, nearly vanished in N.J., mount fragile comeback," 2 May 2018 On the surface, such translocations constitute a valuable effort to protect animals facing habitat loss or other dangers. Jacob Brogan, Smithsonian, "Safer Digs for Tortoises Put a Damper on Their Love Lives," 1 June 2017 A translocation of this scale has never been done before. David Mckenzie, CNN, "The big move," 29 June 2017 On the surface, such translocations constitute a valuable effort to protect animals facing habitat loss or other dangers. Jacob Brogan, Smithsonian, "Safer Digs for Tortoises Put a Damper on Their Love Lives," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of translocation

1617, in the meaning defined above

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translocation

noun
trans·​lo·​ca·​tion | \ ˌtran(t)s-lō-ˈkā-shən, ˌtranz- How to pronounce translocation (audio) \

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

Other Words from translocation

translocate \ -​ˈlō-​ˌkāt How to pronounce translocate (audio) \ verb translocated; translocating

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