Medical Definition of Translocation, reciprocal
Translocation, reciprocal: A type of chromosome rearrangement involving the exchange of chromosome segments between two chromosomes that do not belong to the same pair of chromosomes.
A specific reciprocal translocation might, for example, involve the swap of material between chromosomes 1 and 19.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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