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