backcross

verb
back·​cross | \ ˈbak-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce backcross (audio) \
backcrossed; backcrossing; backcrosses

Definition of backcross

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cross (a first-generation hybrid) with one of the parental types

backcross

noun

Definition of backcross (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mating that involves backcrossing also : an individual produced by backcrossing

First Known Use of backcross

Verb

1898, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backcross was in 1898

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“Backcross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backcross. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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backcross

transitive verb
back·​cross | \ ˈbak-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce backcross (audio) \

Medical Definition of backcross

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cross (a first-generation hybrid) with one of the parental types

backcross

noun

Medical Definition of backcross (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mating that involves backcrossing also : an individual produced by backcrossing

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