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 (mĭ-sĕj′ə-nā′shən, mĭs′ĭ-jə-)
Cohabitation, sexual relations, marriage, or interbreeding involving persons of different races, especially in historical contexts as a transgression of the law.

[Latin miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots + genus, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots + -ation.]

mis·ceg′e·na′tion·al adj.
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of or relating to miscegenation
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In The Revenant, Hugh Glass's probably fictional, certainly highly mythologized, and already deceased wife is doubled with Powaqa (Melaw Nakehk'o), daughter of an Arikara chief (Anthony Starlight), to provide the miscegenational family that enables Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) to stand out as an uncomplicated hero in the eyes of a liberal audience.
The English angst about racial infection lingering around the textual body is not limited to miscegenational fear as the "infection" gets more and more metaphoric.