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reciprocal translocation

noun Genetics.
  1. an exchange of segments between two nonhomologous chromosomes.
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Origin of reciprocal translocation

First recorded in 1940–45
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reciprocal translocation in Medicine

reciprocal translocation

  1. Translocation without demonstrable loss of genetic material.
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