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

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  • noun the act of mating closely related individuals

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