Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
v. cross·bred (-brĕd′), cross·breed·ing, cross·breeds
To produce (an organism) by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species; hybridize.
To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed.
An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||crossbreeding - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids|
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
dihybrid cross - hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
monohybrid cross - hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
reciprocal cross, reciprocal - hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
testcross, test-cross - a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
|2.||crossbreeding - reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.