HyperDic: interbreeding

English > 2 senses of the word interbreeding:
NOUNactinterbreeding, hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, hybridizing(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
actinterbreeding, miscegenation, crossbreedingreproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
English > interbreeding: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
Synonymshybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, hybridizing
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Narrowerdihybrid crosshybridization using two traits with two alleles each
monohybrid crosshybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments / experiments with garden peas)
reciprocal cross, reciprocalhybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
testcross, test-crossA cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
Broadercoupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual unionThe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
Spanishcruce, cruza, hibridación, mestizaje
Catalanencreuament, hibridació
Verbsinterbreedbreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
English > interbreeding: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningreproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons).
Synonymsmiscegenation, crossbreeding
Broaderreproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of lifeThe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
Spanishcruce, mestizaje
Catalanmestissatge
Verbsinterbreedbreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

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