from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The breeding or mating of closely related individuals.
- noun The intentional breeding of closely related individuals so as to preserve desirable traits in a stock.
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- noun biology
breedingbetween members of a relatively small population, especially one in which most members are related
- verb Present participle of
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- noun the act of mating closely related individuals
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I think that inbreeding is dictated by the structure of academia, at least in economics.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Vice President Dick Cheney apologized Monday for what his spokeswoman called "an inappropriate attempt at humor" that implied that inbreeding is common among West Virginians, a remark that elicited outrage from the state's senior senator.
And here we see a perfect example of why inbreeding is unhealthy for Mankind.
I guess inbreeding is okay in that part of Canada?
The only diffrence between line breeding and inbreeding is monatery.
I think the problem isn 't so much Republican ideology, it's Republican inbreeding, which is wide-spread in most of the red states.
Just like cousins who marry cousins, lack of genetic diversity, also called inbreeding, can cause populations to be less healthy and robust than non-inbred populations.
West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd called the inbreeding joke "an insult to all Americans."
Thus among our horned cattle, the Jerseys have been brought to a point where, from the iniquitous inbreeding, which is against what may be called the morality of nature, they are fearfully subjected to tuberculosis.
This was most commonly achieved through the inbreeding were the result -- and often had tragic consequences. is the most notorious example of royal intermarriage.