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[trans-mahy-grey-shuh n, tranz-] /ˌtræns maɪˈgreɪ ʃən, ˌtrænz-/
the act of transmigrating.
the passage of a soul after death into another body; metempsychosis.
Compare reincarnation.
Origin of transmigration
1250-1300; Middle English transmigracion < Late Latin trānsmigrātiōn- (stem of trānsmigrātiō) removal. See trans-, migration Unabridged
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c.1300, from Late Latin transmigrationem (nominative transmigratio) "change of country," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin transmigrare "to wander, to migrate," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + migrare "to migrate" (see migration). Originally literal, in reference to the removal of the Jews into the Babylonian captivity; general sense of "passage from one place to another" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "passage of the soul after death into another body" first recorded 1590s.

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transmigration in Medicine

transmigration trans·mi·gra·tion (trāns'mī-grā'shən, trānz'-)
Movement from one site to another, which may entail the crossing of some usually limiting membrane or barrier, as in diapedesis.

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