Inversion

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  • a form of chromosome aberration in which parts of a chromosome break and reunite in a reversed order. No genetic material is lost or gained, but the positions of the involved alleles are altered.
    Source: Anthromorphemics
  • An anomaly in the normal positive atmospheric lapse rate (change of temperature with increasing altitude). This usually refers to a thermal inversion, in which temperature of the atmosphere increases rather than decreases with height.
    Source: Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary
  • A structural change with a chromosome whereby the order of gene loci is reversed.
    Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
  • A layer of warm air that prevents the rise of cooling air and traps pollutants beneath it; can cause an air pollution episode.
    Source: Terms of the Environment


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