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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of interbreed.


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  • In 1978, the Act was amended and the new definition provides that a species includes “any subspecies of fish or wildlife or plants, and any distinct population segment (DPS) of any species of vertebrate fish or wildlife which interbreeds when mature” (ESA, Section 4). (emphasis added)

    Distinct Population Segment policy (1996) under the Endangered Species Act, United States

  • If a species interbreeds with other species, the crossbreeds are their descendants.

    Demons Don't Dream

  • The gaur interbreeds with the mithan, and both have a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 58.

    6 Wild Banteng

  • Some naturalists would separate them from the other cats, but the connection is supplied by the last species which, though possessing certain features of the lynx, yet interbreeds with the true cats.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • _Gavaeus frontalis_ interbreeds freely with domesticated cattle of all kinds.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • I don't necessarily believe your argument that after a short period of fisticuffs everyone settles down nicely and interbreeds.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The plant also faces a more immediate threat in the form of Spanish bluebells, an invasive species which has escaped from gardens and interbreeds with the native bluebell to produce a hybrid. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Working like natural selection, the GA takes a population of random waveforms, mutates the "fittest" of them - in this case, those with lowest energy use - and then "interbreeds" the mutated forms to make new "offspring" waveforms.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Each type successfully interbreeds with the two types next to it, but with no others (E2, for example, interbreeds only with E1 and E3).


  • They realized that the Concho water snake system didn’t constitute a population, in the precise biological sense of that word, since a population is a group that interbreeds.

    The Song of The Dodo


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