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out·cross

 (out′krôs′, -krŏs′)
v. out·crossed, out·cross·ing, out·cross·es
v.tr.
1. To mate (an animal) to an unrelated individual of the same species or breed.
2. To pollinate (a plant) with pollen from a different plant of the same species, often one that is unrelated or is of a different variety.
v.intr.
To outcross a plant or animal.
n.
1. The process of outcrossing.
2. Offspring produced by outcrossing.

outcross

vb
(Biology) to breed (animals or plants of the same breed but different strains)
n
1. (Biology) an animal or plant produced as a result of outcrossing
2. (Biology) an act of outcrossing

out•cross

(v. ˌaʊtˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs; n. ˈaʊtˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs)
v.t.
1. to cross (animals or plants) by breeding individuals of different strains but, usu., of the same breed.
n.
2. a hybrid animal or plant so produced.
3. an act of outcrossing.
[1885–90]

outcross


Past participle: outcrossed
Gerund: outcrossing

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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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