interbreeding

Definitions of interbreeding
  1. noun
    (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    synonyms: cross, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing
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    dihybrid cross
    hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
    monohybrid cross
    hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
    reciprocal, reciprocal cross
    hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
    test-cross, testcross
    a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
    type of:
    conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union
    the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
  2. noun
    reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
    synonyms: crossbreeding, miscegenation
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    breeding, facts of life, procreation, reproduction
    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
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