AskDefine | Define recombination

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1 (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents
2 (physics) a combinng 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

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  1. Combination a second or subsequent time.
  2. The formation of genetic combinations in offspring that are not present in the parents
  3. The reverse of dissociation


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Recombination may refer to:
recombination in Arabic: إعادة إتحاد
recombination in Catalan: Recombinació
recombination in German: Rekombination
recombination in Polish: Rekombinacja
recombination in Russian: Рекомбинация (значения)
recombination in Swedish: Rekombination
recombination in Chinese: 重組
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