HyperDic: crossbreed

English > 2 senses of the word crossbreed:
VERBcontactcrossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreedbreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
NOUNanimalcrossbreed, hybrid, cross(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar / dissimilar parents or stock
English > crossbreed: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaning(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar / dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species.
Synonymshybrid, cross
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
NarrowerdihybridA hybrid produced by parents that differ only at two gene loci that have two alleles each
monohybridA hybrid produced by crossing parents that are homozygous except for a single gene locus that has two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments / experiments with garden peas)
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Spanishcruce, híbrida, híbrido
Catalanencreuament, híbrid
Verbscrossbreedbreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
English > crossbreed: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningBreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "Mendel tried crossbreeding"
Synonymscross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed
Narrowerbackcrossmate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents
BroaderbreedCause to procreate (animals)
Spanishcruzar, hibridizar
Nounscrossbreed(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar / dissimilar parents or stock

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