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

linebred

play \ˈlīn-ˌbred\ adjective

First Known Use of linebreeding

circa 1879

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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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