noun, plural: invesions
(geology) The folding back of strata upon themselves resulting in a seemingly order of succession.
(genetics) A defect in the chromosome in which a segment of the chromosome breaks off and reinserted in the same place but in the reverse direction relative to the rest of the chromosome. Inversions are of two types: paracentric inversion and pericentric inversion.
Word origin: Latin inversiō, inversiōn-, from inversus, past participle of invertere: to invert.
Related forms: inverse (adjective), inverted (adjective), invert (verb).
Related phrases: chromosomal inversion (genetics), pericentric inversion (genetics), paracentric inversion (genetics), sexual inversion (psychology).
Synonym: eversion (general).