situs-inversus

situs inversus

[in-vur-suhs]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a congenital defect in which an organ is on the side opposite from its normal position.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin: inverse situs; see inverse

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situs inversus situs in·ver·sus (ĭn-vûr'səs)
n.
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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