recombination

noun
re·​com·​bi·​na·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌkäm-bə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce recombination (audio) \

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

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Other Words from recombination

recombinational \ ˌrē-​ˌkäm-​bə-​ˈnā-​shnəl How to pronounce recombination (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of recombination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any one of them -- or many other species not tested -- could have been the place where a recombination event formed SARS-CoV-2. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 29 May 2021 There was clear evidence for the coronavirus having emerged naturally through the recombination of genetic material from different bat coronaviruses, said Dr. Robert Garry, a virologist at the Tulane University School of Medicine. New York Times, 26 May 2021 Human welfare advances through the continuous recombination of materials and muscle in new and creative ways. Greg Ip, WSJ, 20 May 2021 According to the study, co-infection raises the possibility of recombination of the genomes of the different strains, which can generate new variants of the coronavirus. Rodrigo Pedroso And Radina Gigova, CNN, 11 Mar. 2021 ViacomCBS has since the recombination rejigged operations and executive teams. Georg Szalai, Billboard, 6 Aug. 2020 Once an animal enters a commercial supply chain, the risks of viral recombination, emergence and transmission increases. Christian Walzer, Scientific American, 30 Sep. 2020 ViacomCBS has since the recombination of CBS and Viacom rejigged operations and executive teams. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Aug. 2020 Funding new vaccine development that can fill the void in case of viral mutation/recombination will be critical, said Poland, who is also editor-in-chief of the journal Vaccine. USA Today, 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of recombination

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recombination was in 1903

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7 Jun 2021

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“Recombination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recombination. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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recombination

noun
re·​com·​bi·​na·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌkäm-bə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce recombination (audio) \

Medical 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

Other Words from recombination

recombinational \ -​shnəl, -​shən-​ᵊl How to pronounce recombination (audio) \ adjective

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