introgression

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

Definition of introgression

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

introgressant

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introgressive

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Origin and Etymology of introgression

intro- + -gression (as in regression)


First Known Use: 1938

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