translocation

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trans- +‎ location

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translocation (plural translocations)

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

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