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v. in·ter·bred (-brĕd′), in·ter·breed·ing, in·ter·breeds
1. To breed with individuals of another species, subspecies, or variety; crossbreed: dogs interbreeding with wolves.
2. To breed regularly with others of the same kind: a species as a group of individuals that interbreed.
To cause to interbreed.
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Adj.1.interbred - bred of closely related parents
inbred - produced by inbreeding
References in classic literature ?
Ethnographically it belongs to Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, because all the breeds of the South Pacific have gravitated to it by canoe-drift and intricately, degeneratively, and amazingly interbred.
Groups that moved across Africa and Asia interbred to some extent and passed cultural innovations back and forth.
This would happen if the women stayed with the groups they were born in while the men wandered about and interbred.
sapiens originated in Africa around 150,000 years ago and then replaced Neandertals in Europe rather than interbred with them, Bertorelle and his coworkers say.
The new findings suggest that humans and Neandertals interbred in Europe up until shortly before Neandertals went extinct, some 30,000 years ago.
Washington, April 9 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed that a new method has helped them confirm that humans and Neandertals interbred.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Technical objections to the idea that Neandertals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a genome analysis method described in the April 2014 issue of the journal Genetics.
Ancient humans lived in a "Lord of the Rings-type world" where a mystery species interbred with Neanderthals, Denisovans and the forerunners of modern humans, according to palaeontologists.
EARLY modern humans probably interbred with Neanderthals relatively soon after migrating out of Africa, research suggests.
Beth Shapiro of Penn State University said: "Despite these differences, we know that the two species have interbred opportunistically and probably on many occasions during the last 100,000 years.
One worried resident said the cats started off as pets, but over the past year they have interbred and multiplied with numbers now up to 16.
Even if the population of Earth interbred to create a homogenous culture, even if all nations adopted laissez-faire economic systems, promoted liberty, and were allowed to retain their right to secede, in such an idealistic utopia where mankind has mastered the art of self-government, one is left to question whether there would be any need for representative government at all.