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back·cross

 (băk′krôs′, -krŏs′)
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.
n.
1. The act of making such a cross.
2. An individual resulting from such a cross.

backcross

(ˈbækˌkrɒs)
vb
(Genetics) to mate (a hybrid of the first generation) with one of its parents
n
1. (Genetics) the offspring so produced
2. (Genetics) the act or process of backcrossing

back•cross

(ˈbækˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs)

v.t.
1. to cross (a hybrid of the first generation) with either of its parents.
n.
2. an instance of such crossing.
[1900–05]

backcross


Past participle: backcrossed
Gerund: backcrossing

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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.backcross - mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents
crossbreed, hybridise, hybridize, interbreed, cross - breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"
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