intercross

verb
in·​ter·​cross | \ ˌin-tər-ˈkrȯs How to pronounce intercross (audio) \
intercrossed; intercrossing; intercrosses

Definition of intercross

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intercross

noun
in·​ter·​cross | \ ˈin-tər-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce intercross (audio) \

Definition of intercross (Entry 2 of 2)

: an instance or a product of crossbreeding

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of intercross in a Sentence

Noun that pink rose is an intercross of red and white roses

First Known Use of intercross

Verb

1711, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intercross was in 1711

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“Intercross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intercross. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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intercross

verb
in·​ter·​cross | \ ˌint-ər-ˈkrȯs How to pronounce intercross (audio) \

Medical Definition of intercross

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intercross

noun
in·​ter·​cross | \ ˈint-ər-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce intercross (audio) \

Medical Definition of intercross (Entry 2 of 2)

: an instance or a product of crossbreeding

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