crossing-over

noun
cross·​ing-over | \ ˌkrȯ-siŋ-ˈō-vər How to pronounce crossing-over (audio) \

Definition of crossing-over

: an interchange of genes or segments between homologous chromosomes

First Known Use of crossing-over

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Crossing-over.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crossing-over. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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crossing-over

noun
cross·​ing-over | \ ˌkrȯ-siŋ-ˈō-vər How to pronounce crossing-over (audio) \

Medical Definition of crossing-over

: an interchange of genes or segments between homologous chromosomes

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