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translocation

[trans-loh-key-shuh n, tranz-] /ˌtræns loʊˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌtrænz-/
noun
1.
a change of location.
2.
Genetics. a chromosomal rearrangement in which a segment of genetic material from one chromosome becomes heritably linked to another chromosome.
3.
Botany. the conduction of soluble food material from one part of a plant to another.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; trans- + location
Related forms
nontranslocation, noun
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Examples for translocation
  • While energy is needed for substrate unfolding it is not required for translocation.
  • It is regarded as a living tissue responsible for translocation of organic solutes.
British Dictionary definitions for translocation

translocation

/ˌtrænzləʊˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(genetics) the transfer of one part of a chromosome to another part of the same or a different chromosome, resulting in rearrangement of the genes
2.
(botany) the transport of minerals, sugars, etc, in solution within a plant
3.
a movement from one position or place to another
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Word Origin and History for translocation
n.

1620s, from trans- + location.

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translocation in Medicine

translocation trans·lo·ca·tion (trāns'lō-kā'shən, trānz'-)
n.
Transposition of two segments between nonhomologous chromosomes as a result of abnormal breakage and refusion of reciprocal segments.

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translocation in Science
translocation
  (trāns'lō-kā'shən)   
  1. A chromosomal aberration in which a chromosomal segment changes position, usually moving from one chromosome to a different, nonhomologous chromosome. In one type of Down Syndrome, for example, translocation of a large segment of chromosome 21 to another chromosome results in an individual who has the genetic equivalent of three chromosomes 21 and thus has the phenotype of Down syndrome but who has a normal total number of chromosomes. A translocation within a given chromosome is called a shift.

  2. A chromosomal segment that is translocated.


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