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Pronunciation: mi-gra'shun


  1. Passing from one part to another, said of certain morbid processes or symptoms.
  2. Movement of a tooth or teeth out of normal position.
  3. Movement of molecules during electrophoresis, centrifugation, or diffusion.

Synonym(s): diapedesis

[L. migro, pp. -atus, to move from place to place]

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