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v. out·crossed, out·cross·ing, out·cross·es
1. To mate (an animal) to an unrelated individual of the same species or breed.
2. To pollinate (a plant) with pollen from a different plant of the same species, often one that is unrelated or is of a different variety.
To outcross a plant or animal.
1. The process of outcrossing.
2. Offspring produced by outcrossing.
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(Biology) to breed (animals or plants of the same breed but different strains)
1. (Biology) an animal or plant produced as a result of outcrossing
2. (Biology) an act of outcrossing
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out•cross(v. ˌaʊtˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs; n. ˈaʊtˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs)
1. to cross (animals or plants) by breeding individuals of different strains but, usu., of the same breed.n.
2. a hybrid animal or plant so produced.
3. an act of outcrossing.
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Past participle: outcrossed
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