closecross

noun

Definition of closecross 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a cross between individuals of related strains
2 : the progeny of a closecross

closecross

transitive verb
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Definition of closecross (Entry 2 of 2)

: to breed (animals) from closely related individuals, especially members of related strains within a breed

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