linebreeding

noun
line·​breed·​ing | \ˈlīn-ˌbrē-diŋ \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of linebreeding

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

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linebreeding

noun
line·​breed·​ing | \-iŋ \

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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