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

  • n. Selective inbreeding to perpetuate certain desired qualities or characteristics in a strain of livestock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Breeding by a certain family line of descent, especially in the selection of the dam or mother.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. breeding by a certain family line of descent, especially in the selection of the dam or mother.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Another name for in-and-in breeding.

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