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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The breeding of related individuals within an isolated or a closed group of organisms or people.
  • n. The continued breeding of closely related individuals so as to preserve desirable traits in a stock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. breeding between members of a relatively small population, especially one in which most members are related
  • v. Present participle of inbreed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of mating closely related individuals

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