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Pronunciation: re-kom'bi-na'shun


  1. The process of reuniting parts that had become separated.
  2. The reversal of coupling phase in meiosis as gauged by the resulting phenotype.
  3. The formation of new combinations of genes.

See Also: recombinant

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