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Pronunciation: mo'bi-li-za'shun


  1. Making movable; restoring the power of motion in a joint.
  2. The act or the result of the act of mobilizing; exciting a hitherto quiescent process into physiologic activity.
  3. The process by which a conjugative plastid brings about the transfer from one cell to another of DNA.

See Also: mobilize

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