reciprocal translocation

noun Genetics.

an exchange of segments between two nonhomologous chromosomes.

Origin of reciprocal translocation

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for reciprocal translocation

reciprocal translocation


Translocation without demonstrable loss of genetic material.
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