introgression

noun
in·tro·gres·sion | \ ˌin-trə-ˈgre-shən \

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 \ adjective or noun
introgressive \ˌin-trə-ˈgre-siv \ adjective

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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