Definition of recombination in English:


Syllabification: re·com·bi·na·tion
Pronunciation: /rēˌkämbəˈnāSHən


  • 1The process of recombining things.
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    • Happily, the expansions and recombinations of American businesses over the century chronicled here have had far more positive results than this author would lead us to believe.
    • In fashion and music, cycles of revivals, retrospectives, and recombinations have emerged, defining styles with an eerie predictability.
    • It generally analyses the form of recombinations that emerge on the contemporary scene.
  • 1.1 Genetics The rearrangement of genetic material, especially by crossing over in chromosomes or by the artificial joining of segments of DNA from different organisms.
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    • This appears to be consistent with a lower than normal level of recombination in this chromosome.
    • A third possibility is that the effect of recombination varies among chromosomes.
    • Here we present evidence that the chromosomal hypermutation is promoted by recombination.

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