breeder

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noun breed·er \ˈbrē-dər\

Definition of breeder

  1. :  one that breeds: such asa :  an animal or plant kept for propagationb :  one engaged in the breeding of a specified organismc :  a nuclear reactor designed to produce more fissionable material than it uses as fuel —called also breeder reactor

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First Known Use of breeder

1531


Medical Dictionary

breeder

noun breed·er

Medical Definition of breeder

  1. :  one that breeds: asa:  an animal or plant kept for propagationb:  one engaged in the breeding of a specified organism



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