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test·cross

 (tĕst′krôs′, -krŏs′)
n.
A cross between an individual exhibiting the dominant phenotype of a trait and an individual that is homozygous recessive for that trait in order to determine the genotype of the dominant individual.
tr.v. test·crossed, test·cross·ing, test·cross·es
To subject to a testcross.

testcross

(ˈtɛstˌkrɒs) genetics
n
(Genetics) a genetic test for ascertaining whether an individual is homozygous or heterozygous
vb (tr)
(Genetics) to subject to a testcross

test•cross

(ˈtɛstˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs)

n.
a genetic test for heterozygosity in which an organism of dominant phenotype, but unknown genotype, is crossed with an organism recessive for all markers in question.
[1930–35]
test′-cross`, v.t.
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Noun1.testcross - a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding, crossbreeding, crossing, cross - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
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While the core crosses of the dihybrid exercises are the two testcrosses (Figure 2A,B), several crosses are required to produce the dihybrid virgins for testcrossing.