Definition of Crossbreeding

1. Noun. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.




2. Noun. Reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons).
Exact synonyms: Interbreeding, Miscegenation
Generic synonyms: Breeding, Facts Of Life, Procreation, Reproduction
Derivative terms: Interbreed, Miscegenate

Definition of Crossbreeding

1. Verb. (present participle of crossbreed) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crossbreeding

1. crossbreed [v] - See also: crossbreed

Medical Definition of Crossbreeding

1. hybridisation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossbreeding

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crossbreeding (current term)
crossbreeds
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Literary usage of Crossbreeding

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1. Genetics and Eugenics: A Text-book for Students of Biology and a Reference by William Ernest Castle, Gregor Mendel (1916)
"... CHAPTER XXIII INBREEDING AND crossbreeding IT is the opinion of most experienced animal breeders that close inbreeding should be avoided because it has ..."

2. Management Guidelines for Efficient Sheep Production by G. E. Ricketts (1993)
"crossbreeding for the Production of Market Lambs and Replacement Ewe Lambs Commercial sheep producers should consider the merits of crossbreeding and how a ..."

3. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"... Through crossbreeding At the left a hybrid tomato which has altogether outstripped a representative of one of Us parental forms, shown at the right. ..."

4. Aquacultural Genetics & Breeding: National Research Priorities by Graham A E Gall (1997)
"Priority 10: crossbreeding and Hybridization Schemes. Aquacultural geneticists can utilize two types of outcrossing programs: crossbreeding (crosses among ..."

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