AskDefine | Define translocation

Dictionary Definition

translocation

Noun

1 the transport of dissolved material within a plant
2 (genetics) an exchange of chromosome parts; "translocations can result in serious congenital disorders"

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English

Etymology

Prefix trans- + location.

Noun

  1. Removal of things from one place to another; displacement; substitution of one thing for another.
    Quotations
    • There happened certain translocations at the deluge
  2. A transfer of a chromosomal segment to a new position, especially on a nonhomologous chromosome; the segment so transferred.

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Translocation may refer to:
translocation in German: Translokation
translocation in Urdu: نقل مقامی
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