recombination

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re·com·bi·na·tion

 (rē′kŏm-bə-nā′shən)
n.
The natural or artificial rearrangement of genetic material in living organisms or viruses, especially the creation in offspring of sexually reproducing parents of new combinations of genes through the process of crossing over during meiosis.

recombination

(ˌriːkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Genetics) genetics any of several processes by which genetic material of different origins becomes combined. It most commonly occurs between two sets of parental chromosomes during production of germ cells
2. (General Physics) physics the union of free electrons and holes in a semiconductor or of free ions and electrons in a plasma

re•com•bi•na•tion

(ˌri kɒm bəˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
the formation of new combinations of genes.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recombination - (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
combining, combine - an occurrence that results in things being united
2.recombination - (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
combining, combine - an occurrence that results in things being united
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re·com·bi·na·tion

n. recombinación.