Translocation

Definition

noun

(1) A change of location; displacement; a transfer of location.

(2) (genetics) Chromosomal translocation, that is a chromosomal segment is moved from one position to another, either within the same chromosome or to another chromosome.

(3) (botany) Transport of soluble food material from one plant to another via phloem or xylem.

(4) (conservation) The transport and release of plant, animal or habitat from one location to another.


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Word origin: Latin trāns (across, beyond, through) + Latin locātiōn- (a placing).
Related forms: translocate (verb)


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