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situs inversus

[in-vur-suh s] /ɪnˈvɜr səs/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
a congenital defect in which an organ is on the side opposite from its normal position.
Origin of situs inversus
< New Latin: inverse situs; see inverse Unabridged
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situs-inversus in Medicine

situs inversus situs in·ver·sus (ĭn-vûr'səs)
A congenital condition in which the organs of the viscera are transposed through the sagittal plane so that the heart, for example, is on the right side of the body. Also called visceral inversion.

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