recon

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈkɒn/, /ˈɹiːkɒn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹikɑn/, /ɹɪˈkɑn/

Etymology 1[edit]

Contracted form of reconnaissance.

Noun[edit]

recon (countable and uncountable, plural recons)

  1. (chiefly US, military slang) reconnaissance.
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Verb[edit]

recon (third-person singular simple present recons, present participle reconning, simple past and past participle reconned)

  1. (chiefly US, military slang) reconnoiter.
Synonyms[edit]
  • recce (British, Canadian)

Etymology 2[edit]

Contracted form of recombination +‎ -on, coined by American molecular biologist Seymour Benzer in 1957 as " [] the smallest element in the one-dimensional array that is interchangeable (but not divisible) by genetic recombination."[1]

Noun[edit]

recon (plural recons)

  1. (genetics) The smallest genetic unit that is capable of undergoing recombination.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Seymour Benzer, “The elementary units of heredity”, in McElroy WD, Glass B, editors, The Chemical Basis of Heredity[1], Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins Press, 1957, page 71

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