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

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

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heterotaxy or heterotaxia


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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