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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of breeding between different species or varieties; cross-breeding; hybridization.

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  • verb Present participle of interbreed.
  • noun breeding within a narrow range of individuals

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  • noun (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
  • noun reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)

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