linebreeding

noun

line·​breed·​ing ˈlīn-ˌbrē-diŋ How to pronounce linebreeding (audio)
: the interbreeding of individuals within a particular line of descent usually to perpetuate desirable characters
linebred adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

linebreeding

noun
line·​breed·​ing -iŋ How to pronounce linebreeding (audio)
: the interbreeding of individuals within a particular line of descent usually to perpetuate desirable characters compare inbreeding, outbreeding

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