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linebreeding

noun line·breed·ing \-ˌbrē-diŋ\

Definition of LINEBREEDING

:  the interbreeding of individuals within a particular line of descent usually to perpetuate desirable characters
line·bred \-ˌbred\ adjective

First Known Use of LINEBREEDING

circa 1879

linebreeding

noun line·breed·ing \-iŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LINEBREEDING

:  the interbreeding of individuals within a particular line of descent usually to perpetuate desirable characters—compare inbreeding, outbreeding

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