introgression

noun
in·​tro·​gres·​sion | \ ˌin-trə-ˈgre-shən How to pronounce introgression (audio) \

Definition of introgression

: the entry or introduction of a gene from one gene complex into another (as by hybridization)

Other Words from introgression

introgressant \ ˌin-​trə-​ˈgre-​sᵊnt How to pronounce introgression (audio) \ adjective or noun
introgressive \ ˌin-​trə-​ˈgre-​siv How to pronounce introgression (audio) \ adjective

Examples of introgression in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trent University professor and geneticist Linda Rutledge acknowledges that in Ontario researchers documented some dog introgression in the genome—but just in the Y chromosome, and not much. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of introgression

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for introgression

intro- + -gression (as in regression)

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“Introgression.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introgression. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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