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Meaning of translocation

trans•lo•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (trans"lō-kā'shun, tranz"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a change of location.
  2. a chromosomal rearrangement in which a segment of genetic material from one chromosome becomes heritably linked to another chromosome.
  3. the conduction of soluble food material from one part of a plant to another.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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