translocation

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Etymology[edit]

trans- +‎ location

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translocation (countable and uncountable, plural translocations)

  1. Removal of things from one place to another; displacement; substitution of one thing for another.
    • 1728–1729, J[ohn] Woodward, An Attempt towards a Natural History of the Fossils of England; [], (please specify |tome=I or II), London: [] F[rancis] Fayram, []; J[ohn] Senex, []; and J. Osborn and T[homas] Longman, [], OCLC 1190985093:
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  2. (genetics) A transfer of a chromosomal segment to a new position, especially on a nonhomologous chromosome; the segment so transferred.
  3. (biochemistry) A transfer of a molecule through a membrane.

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Noun[edit]

translocation f (plural translocations)

  1. translocation

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