[ trans-mahy-grey-shuh n, tranz- ]
/ ˌtræns maɪˈgreɪ ʃən, ˌtrænz- /


the act of transmigrating.
the passage of a soul after death into another body; metempsychosis.
Compare reincarnation.

Origin of transmigration

1250–1300; Middle English transmigracion < Late Latin trānsmigrātiōn- (stem of trānsmigrātiō) removal. See trans-, migration Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for transmigration


[ trăns′mī-grāshən, trănz′- ]


Movement from one site to another, which may entail the crossing of some usually limiting membrane or barrier, as in diapedesis.

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