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Pronunciation: trans-po-zi'shun


  1. Removal from one place to another; metathesis.
  2. The condition of being in the wrong place or on the wrong side of the body (viscera placed opposite their normal position; such as liver on the left or apex of heart on right).
  3. Movement to a new site in the genome.
  4. Misplacement of teeth from normal sequence in the arch.
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