from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cross back over one another
- v. To breed two strains having a common ancestry with one another
- n. The act or product of intercrossing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process or result of cross fertilization between different kinds of animals, or different varieties of plants.
- v. To cross each other, as lines.
- v. To fertilize by the impregnation of one species or variety by another; to impregnate by a different species or variety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cross reciprocally; specifically, in biology, to fertilize by impregnation of one species or variety by means of another; interbreed.
- In biology, to become impregnated by a different variety or species, or, in the case of hermaphrodites, by a different individual.
- n. An instance of cross-fertilization.
Meet a great innovation – now the lines on the game field intercross and make a nice labyrinth for the beads to roll in.
In my completely pragmatic opinion, the ability to intercross in captivity can be informative, but is just not meaningful enough or decisive, and certainly not a feasible way to attribute species status.
All of the above have their own independent histories which may intercross with other histories, and all are done to promote the dominant paradym of White(as opposed to person of color), Male(as opposed to female) Straight(as oppose to Gay) and so forth….
They were all removed from the base of the tower where the metallic girders intercross, police said.
All varieties intercross freely, and also hybridise with wild Raphanus spp.
Their expeditions intercross each other; we find them everywhere at once; Franks are seen at London, and Saxons at
Both species are grown in pure form in Korea, and they intercross readily, and we do not regard it as a new species.
Historians and anthropologists find that races, languages, and cultures are not distributed in parallel fashion, that their areas of distribution intercross in the most bewildering fashion, and that the history of each is apt to follow a distinctive course.
We here see that there is no need to separate single pairs, as man does, when he methodically improves a breed: natural selection will preserve and thus separate all the superior individuals, allowing them freely to intercross, and will destroy all the inferior individuals.
Mr. Walsh ranks the forms which it may be supposed would freely intercross, as varieties; and those which appear to have lost this power, as species.
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