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heterotaxis

[het-er-uh-tak-sis]
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noun
  1. abnormal or irregular arrangement, as of parts of the body, geological strata, etc.
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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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  • Heterotaxis, het-er-o-tak′sis, n. anomalous arrangement of organs.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for heterotaxis

heterotaxis

heterotaxy or heterotaxia

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