translocation

noun
trans·​lo·​ca·​tion | \ˌtran(t)s-lō-ˈkā-shən, 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 , ˈtranz-​lō-​, (ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˈlō-​, (ˌ)tranz-​ˈlō-​ \ verb

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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 The translocation of elephants takes months to plan, but each capture takes just minutes, everything done to minimize risk to both human and beast. David Mckenzie, CNN, "The big move," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of translocation

1624, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other Words from translocation

translocate \ -​ˈlō-​ˌkāt \ verb translocated; translocating

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