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Medical Term:

translocation

Pronunciation: trans'lo-ka'shun

Definition:

  1. Transposition of two segments between nonhomologous chromosomes as a result of abnormal breakage and refusion of reciprocal segments.
  2. Transport of a metabolite across a biomembrane.

[trans- + L. location, placement, fr. loco, to place]

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