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  • n  (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles
  • n  (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents

  • Every time individuals produce a new zygote, there's a reshuffling and recombination of genes.
  • Its faint green luminescence, which is probably caused by the recombination of irradiated oxygen atoms, masks dim but fascinating stars from earthbound telescopes.
  • The explosive recombination of oxygen and hydrogen into water releases energy.

  • Nick Holonyak Jr in Science Daily (press release)
    In the light-emitting transistor, the third terminal - the collector - effectively 'tilts' the charge and removes carriers with slower recombination lifetimes,said Holonyak, who also is a professor in the university's Center for Advanced...
  • Susan R. Wessler in EurekAlert (press release)
    There are only a few mechanisms known for evolving new genes, and one is genetic recombination, which can bring fragments of different genes next to each other,said Wessler. "A second is the duplication of an existing genes followed by...

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