Skip to Content

inversion of chromosomes


Definition: a chromosome aberration resulting from a double break in a segment of the chromosome, with end-for-end rotation of the fragment between the fracture lines, and refusion of the fragments; this results in reversal of the order of genes in that segment.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.