from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cross back over one another
  • v. To breed two strains having a common ancestry with one another
  • n. The act or product of intercrossing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process or result of cross fertilization between different kinds of animals, or different varieties of plants.
  • v. To cross each other, as lines.
  • v. To fertilize by the impregnation of one species or variety by another; to impregnate by a different species or variety.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cross reciprocally; specifically, in biology, to fertilize by impregnation of one species or variety by means of another; interbreed.
  • In biology, to become impregnated by a different variety or species, or, in the case of hermaphrodites, by a different individual.
  • n. An instance of cross-fertilization.


inter- +‎ cross (Wiktionary)



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