autosexing


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autosexing

(ˈɔːtəʊˌsɛksɪŋ)
n
(Biology) the breeding of birds to reveal specific sexual characteristics

au•to•sex•ing

(ˈɔ toʊˌsɛk sɪŋ)

n.
breeding, esp. of domestic fowl, to reveal sexual characteristics at birth or hatching in order to separate males from females.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autosexing - (especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatchingautosexing - (especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching
breeding - the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
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