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tr.v. back·crossed, back·cross·ing, back·cross·es
To cross (a hybrid) with one of its parents or with an individual genetically identical to one of its parents.
1. The act of making such a cross.
2. An individual resulting from such a cross.
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(Genetics) to mate (a hybrid of the first generation) with one of its parents
1. (Genetics) the offspring so produced
2. (Genetics) the act or process of backcrossing
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1. to cross (a hybrid of the first generation) with either of its parents.n.
2. an instance of such crossing.
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Past participle: backcrossed
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