interbreed

verb in·ter·breed \ ˌin-tər-ˈbrēd \
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of interbreed

interbred play \ˌin-tər-ˈbred\; interbreeding
: to breed together: such as
b : to breed within a closed population
: to cause to breed together

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First Known Use of interbreed

1859

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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INTERBREED Defined for English Language Learners

interbreed

Definition of interbreed for English Language Learners

  • : to cause animals of two different species to produce young animals that are a mixture of the two species


Medical Dictionary

interbreed

verb in·ter·breed \ ˌint-ər-ˈbrēd \

medical Definition of interbreed

interbred play \-ˈbred\; interbreeding
: to breed together: as
b : to breed within a closed population
: to cause to breed together


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