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Syllabification: trans·lo·cate
Pronunciation: /transˈlōˌkāt, tranz-

Definition of translocate in English:


[with object] chiefly technical
1Move from one place to another: translocating rhinos to other reserves [no object]: the cell bodies translocate into the other side of the brain
More example sentences
  • There have been cases of young translocated elephants goring rhino and attacking cars.
  • Whenever the Department of Conservation translocates birds and other species, whenever it opens a new facility, there are karakia from tohunga and ministers.
  • Breeding of the deer is so successful that every fortnight at least 15 to 20 of them are translocated to the Srisailam and other forests.
1.1 Physiology & Biochemistry Transport (a dissolved substance) within an organism, especially in the phloem of a plant, or actively across a cell membrane.
Example sentences
  • During the first phase, the proteins are translocated within the first 10 minutes of stress which is accompanied by cortical reinforcement.
  • Membrane proteins are translocated by an SRP-dependent or spontaneous pathway.
  • The composition of this membrane is not known and nor is there any information about the mechanism by which proteins are translocated across this additional membrane.
1.2 Genetics Move (a portion of a chromosome) to a new position on the same or another chromosome.
Example sentences
  • Their ancestral array could have existed on the autosomes of the progenitor of the A. gambiae complex, from which some repeats were translocated onto the Y chromosome.
  • Moreover, the susceptibility to high recombination is preserved even if the specific region is translocated to a new chromosomal position.
  • To allow for the next round of transcription initiation RNA polymerase has to translocate about 60 base pairs.



Pronunciation: /transˌlōˈkāSHən, tranz-/
Example sentences
  • Other physicians have linked the disturbed growth of lymphocyte B cells with gene translocation.
  • Drought, famine and poverty account for the translocation of millions more.
  • The other problem to consider is the impact of translocation on resident leopards.

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