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Noun: recombination  ,ree,kóm-bi'ney-shun
  1. (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
  2. (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents

Derived forms: recombinations

Type of: combine, combining

Encyclopedia: Recombination, genetic