heterotaxis

[ het-er-uh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈtæk sɪs /

noun

abnormal or irregular arrangement, as of parts of the body, geological strata, etc.

Nearby words

  1. heterostyly,
  2. heterosuggestion,
  3. heterotactic,
  4. heterotaxia,
  5. heterotaxic,
  6. heterotelic,
  7. heterothallic,
  8. heterotonia,
  9. heterotopia,
  10. heterotransplant

Also het·er·o·tax·i·a [het-er-uh-tak-see-uh] /ˌhɛt ər əˈtæk si ə/, het·er·o·tax·y.

Origin of heterotaxis


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British Dictionary definitions for heterotaxia

heterotaxis

heterotaxy or heterotaxia

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈtæksɪs) /

noun

an abnormal or asymmetrical arrangement of parts, as of the organs of the body or the constituents of a rock
Derived Formsheterotactic, heterotactous or heterotaxic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for heterotaxia

heterotaxia

[ hĕt′ə-rō-tăksē-ə ]

n.

Abnormal arrangement of organs or parts of the body in relation to one another.

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