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situs inversus

[in-vur-suh s]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a congenital defect in which an organ is on the side opposite from its normal position.
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Origin of situs inversus

< New Latin: inverse situs; see inverse
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situs inversus in Medicine

situs inversus

  1. 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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