transversion

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trans·ver·sion

 (trănz-vûr′zhən)
n.
A point mutation in which a purine is replaced by a pyrimidine, or a pyrimidine is replaced by a purine.

[Probably trans- + (in)version.]

transversion

(trænzˈvɜːʃən)
n
1. a turning across, or into, something else
2. (Microbiology) (in nucleic acid) the substitution of a purine for a pyrimidine, or vice versa, by mutation
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transversion