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v. in·ter·bred (-brĕd′), in·ter·breed·ing, in·ter·breeds
1. To breed with individuals of another species, subspecies, or variety; crossbreed: dogs interbreeding with wolves.
2. To breed regularly with others of the same kind: a species as a group of individuals that interbreed.
To cause to interbreed.
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Adj.1.interbred - bred of closely related parents
inbred - produced by inbreeding
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Washington, April 9 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed that a new method has helped them confirm that humans and Neandertals interbred.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Technical objections to the idea that Neandertals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a genome analysis method described in the April 2014 issue of the journal Genetics.
EARLY modern humans probably interbred with Neanderthals relatively soon after migrating out of Africa, research suggests.
NEW evidence has emerged that early modern humans and Neanderthals may have interbred.
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This study shows that the Mastiffs interbred with gray wolves that lived in these high altitudes since other breeds of Chinese dogs lack these genes.