translocate etymology

English word translocate comes from English locate, English trans-

Detailed word origin of translocate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
locate English (eng) (intransitive, colloquial) To place oneself; to take up one's residence; to settle.. (transitive) To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of (Note: the designation may be purely descriptive: it need not be prescriptive.). (transitive) To find out where something is located.. (transitive) To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
trans- English (eng) (chemistry) A compound in which two atoms or groups are situated on opposite sides of some plane of symmetry passing through the compound. (Also used without the hyphen as an adjective; see trans.). Across, through, over, beyond, to or on the other side of, outside of.. Transgender or transsexual, or pertaining to those who are transgender or transsexual.
translocate English (eng) (biochemistry, transitive) To cause to undergo translocation, usually a transition through a membrane.. (genetics, transitive, of a chromosomal segment) To cause to undergo translocation.. (transitive) To displace, or move from one place to another.

Words with the same origin as translocate

Descendants of locate
cislocative locatable locative locator translin translocatable translocation translocational translocative
Descendants of trans-
abled transbronchial transchromosomic transcontinental transcranial transdimensional transesterification transfolk transgender transgenic transglycosylate translady transnational transnitrosylate transpass transprimer transresveratrol transriverine transsexual transthoracic transtibial transvaginal transvector transworld