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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]

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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 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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Outcrosses with other breeds supposedly results in a healthier dog.
This experimental design allowed us to make comparisons of the performance of pure strains to each other, of each pure strain to outcrosses with the other four pure strains, of outcrossed strains derived from different combinations of parental strains and of outcrossed strains to predictions based on additive inheritance from their parental strains.
viridis is not clonal and, therefore, hand pollinations between plants within this population represent outcrosses.
Previously an importer of European stallions, Yoshida has switched emphasis instead to broodmares, particularly as outcrosses to the many Sunday Silence line stallions are now so important.
Americain's win in the Melbourne Cup has helped, as has the attraction of the Aga Khan's families, which are like collector's items and great outcrosses for Australian stallions.
I think outcrosses are very important and I think it's important for the genetic pool that we go forward and bring other specimens in.
Both of them represent outcrosses and there is now a huge opportunity for non-Danzig/ Danehill line horses down here in Australia.
In 1996 my analysis of the pedigrees of Pattern winners showed that 48 were inbred within four generations, while 43 were complete outcrosses, showing no duplications within five.
Without outcrosses to less-fashionable bloodlines, or even to other breeds, the thoroughbred breed will continue to multiply flaws and weaknesses, which will not be in the longerterm interests of the breeding or racing industries.
In the article that filled this space relating to the 1996 Pattern, I noted that of the 235 successful individuals, 48 were inbred within four generations, while 43 were complete outcrosses, showing no duplications within five.