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(Biology) the breeding of birds to reveal specific sexual characteristics
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au•to•sex•ing(ˈɔ toʊˌsɛk sɪŋ)
breeding, esp. of domestic fowl, to reveal sexual characteristics at birth or hatching in order to separate males from females.
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|Noun||1.||autosexing - (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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