intergrade

verb
in·​ter·​grade | \ˌin-tər-ˈgrād \
intergraded; intergrading; intergrades

Definition of intergrade 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to merge gradually one with another through a continuous series of intermediate forms

intergrade

noun
in·​ter·​grade | \ˈin-tər-ˌgrād \

Definition of intergrade (Entry 2 of 2)

: an intermediate form

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Pure Florida's are found mostly from Gainesville, Florida, southward--those in the northern part of the state are primarily intergrades with northern strain bass, biologists say. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Plan to stock Florida bass at Lake Guntersville progresses," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of intergrade

Verb

1874, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined above

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