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Meaning of recombination

re•com•bi•na•tion

Pronunciation: (rē"kom-bu-nā'shun), [key]
— Genetics. Genetics.
  1. the formation of new combinations of genes, either naturally, by crossing over or independent assortment, or in the laboratory by direct manipulation of genetic material.
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