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outcross

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noun out·cross \ˈau̇t-ˌkrȯs\

Definition of outcross

  1. 1 :  a cross between relatively unrelated individuals

  2. 2 :  the progeny of an outcross



1890

First Known Use of outcross

1890


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outcross

verb out·cross

Definition of outcross

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cross with a relatively unrelated individual or strain



1918

First Known Use of outcross

1918


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