linebreeding

noun
line·​breed·​ing | \ ˈlīn-ˌbrē-diŋ How to pronounce linebreeding (audio) \

Definition of linebreeding

: the interbreeding of individuals within a particular line of descent usually to perpetuate desirable characters

Other Words from linebreeding

linebred \ ˈlīn-​ˌbred How to pronounce linebreeding (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of linebreeding

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linebreeding was circa 1879

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“Linebreeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linebreeding. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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linebreeding

noun
line·​breed·​ing | \ -iŋ How to pronounce linebreeding (audio) \

Medical Definition of linebreeding

: the interbreeding of individuals within a particular line of descent usually to perpetuate desirable characters — compare inbreeding, outbreeding

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