|1.||genetics any of several processes by which genetic material of different origins becomes combined. It most commonly occurs between two sets of parental chromosomes during production of germ cells|
|2.||physics the union of free electrons and holes in a semiconductor or of free ions and electrons in a plasma|
recombination re·com·bi·na·tion (rē'kŏm-bə-nā'shən)
The natural formation in offspring of genetic combinations not present in parents by the processes of crossing over or independent assortment.