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Abnormal arrangement of organs or parts of the body in relation to each other.
Synonym(s): heterotaxis, heterotaxy
[hetero- + G. taxis, arrangement]
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(hĕt′ər-ə-tăk′sē) or


n. pl. hetero·taxies or hetero·taxias
Abnormal arrangement of the internal organs in relation to one another.

het′er·o·tax′ic (-tăk′sĭk) adj.
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