inbred(redirected from inbred lines)
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1. Produced by inbreeding.
2. Consisting of or involving a homogenous or unvaried group of people: "[The college's] faculty became markedly less inbred, with the proportion of alumni dropping from 68 to 41 percent" (Jerome Karabel).
3. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated: an inbred distrust of radicalism.
1. (Biology) produced as a result of inbreeding
2. deeply ingrained; innate: inbred good manners.
1. naturally inherent; innate: an inbred grace.
2. resulting from or involved in inbreeding.
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|Adj.||1.||inbred - produced by inbreeding|
outbred - bred of parents not closely related; having parents of different classes or tribes
|2.||inbred - normally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of the good"|
native - belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language"
inbred[ˈɪnˈbrɛd] adj (tendency) → innato/a
an inbred family (pej) una famiglia con un alto indice di unioni fra consanguinei