from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Random mating within a breeding population.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A situation in which an individual is just as likely to mate with another randomly chosen individual as any other in the population
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principle of cessation or reversion of natural selection.
- n. Indiscriminate crossing of breeds; mongrelism.
New Latin : pan- + Greek mixis, act of mingling (from mignunai, to mix).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek πᾶς (pas, "every, all") + μίξις (mixis, "mixing, mingling") + Latin -ia (Wiktionary)