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- v. Present participle of crossbreed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
- n. reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
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Scott P. Greiner, extension agent for animal science at Virginia Tech, told those present that mixing breeds of cattle in reproduction, or "crossbreeding," spawns desirable traits that can make offspring keep healthier and live longer.
Using conventional crossbreeding techniques, the team then managed to create a peanut with significantly reduced levels of the allergy-causing proteins.
According to that article it is a question of crossbreeding vs inbreeding and recognizable characteristics that distinguish one group from another.
Warning of the dangers of cloning on O'Reilly's show in 2007, O'Donnell asserted that "American scientific companies are crossbreeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains."
Since then, he has been busy crossbreeding indie filmmaking, the web, brand marketing and creative services.
However with polar bears crossbreeding with Grizzlies, rampaging Bigfoots, expanding populations of catamounts and giant anaconda soon some sort of "natural equilibrium" can surely be restored.
MR: I love the crossbreeding between metaphysics and science because I have a personal belief that everything comes from one point, and as the point becomes aware of itself, it has all of these layers that come out of it forming structure.
And gardeners and the plant industry have a long, storied history of crossbreeding to create new plants.
Here, like a virtual Switzerland (even Arianna wore a fetching designer dirndl!), the cream of all three genres mingled freely and giddily, interacting and crossbreeding with no impediments or animosity.
If they succeed in crossbreeding with vampires, who also have undead human roots, they will be practically unbeatable.
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