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recombination (n.)

"an act or instance of recombining," 1791, from re- + combination, or else formed to go with recombine (v.). Specifically in reference to chromosomes by 1923.

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Definitions of recombination from WordNet

recombination (n.)
(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;
recombination (n.)
(genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents;
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