Meaning of situs inversus in English:

situs inversus

Pronunciation /ˌsʌɪtəs ɪnˈvəːsəs/ /ˌsiːtəs/


mass nounMedicine
  • An uncommon condition in which the heart and other organs of the body are transposed through the sagittal plane to lie on the opposite (left or right) side from the usual.


Mid 19th century from Latin situs inversus viscerum ‘inverted placing of the internal organs’.


situs inversus

/ˌsʌɪtəs ɪnˈvəːsəs/ /ˌsiːtəs/