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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
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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.
Central chimps and bonobos interbred again about 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, giving modern central chimps more bonobo DNA than their sister subspecies.
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.
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.
And don't tell me after all these years they hadn't interbred with other races.
Ancestors of modern humans probably never interbred with Neanderthals 40,000 years ago, scientists said yesterday.
While ligers are rare, some animals in captivity are deliberately interbred for greater strength or endurance, like mules (horse + donkey) and zorses (horse + zebra).
Other DNA studies finger unknown, distant relatives of Denisovans as having interbred with ancestors of native Australians and Papuans (see Page 6).