Medical Definition of Heterotrisomy

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Heterotrisomy: Trisomy of different chromosomes. The occurrence of two children in the same family, one with trisomy 18 and the other with trisomy 21, is an instance of heterotrisomy.

See also: Homotrisomy.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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