interstrain

adjective

in·​ter·​strain ˌin-tər-ˈstrān How to pronounce interstrain (audio)
variants or inter-strain
: occurring between or involving two or more strains (see strain entry 1 sense 1b) of an organism
insterstrain variation in tumor development of experimental mice
inter-strain interactions between bacteria

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interstrain was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Interstrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interstrain. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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