outcross(redirected from outcrosses)
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v. out·crossed, out·cross·ing, out·cross·es
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.
To outcross a plant or animal.
1. The process of outcrossing.
2. Offspring produced by outcrossing.
(Biology) to breed (animals or plants of the same breed but different strains)
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)
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.
Past participle: outcrossed