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breed

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verb \ˈbrēd\

Medical Definition of breed

bred \ˈbred\play ; breeding

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to produce (offspring) by hatching or gestation

  4. 2:  to propagate (plants or animals) sexually and usually under controlled conditions

  5. 3a:  mateb:  to mate with :  inseminatec:  impregnate 1

  6. 1

  7. intransitive verb

  8. a:  to produce offspring by sexual unionb:  copulate, mate

  9. 2:  to propagate animals or plants




2

breed

noun

Medical Definition of breed

  1. :  a group of animals or plants presumably related by descent from common ancestors and visibly similar in most characters; especially :  such a group differentiated from the wild type under domestication





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