Reciprocal translocation

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Medical Definition of Reciprocal translocation

Reciprocal translocation: 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.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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