recombination


re·com·bi·na·tion

noun \ˌrē-ˌkäm-bə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of RECOMBINATION

: the formation by the processes of crossing-over and independent assortment of new combinations of genes in progeny that did not occur in the parents
re·com·bi·na·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective

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