situs inversus

[ in-vur-suh s ]
/ ɪnˈvɜr səs /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a congenital defect in which an organ is on the side opposite from its normal position.

Origin of situs inversus

< New Latin: inverse situs; see inverse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for situs inversus

situs inversus
[ ĭn-vûrsəs ]


A congenital condition in which the organs of the viscera are transposed through the sagittal plane so that the heart, for example, is on the right side of the body.visceral inversion
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