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Pronunciation: re-pul'shun


  1. The act of repelling or driving apart, in contrast to attraction.
  2. Strong dislike; aversion; repugnance.
  3. Coupling phase of genes at linked loci that are borne on opposite chromosomes.

See: coupling phase

[L. re-pello, pp. -pulsus, to drive back]

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