linebreeding

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noun line·breed·ing \ˈlīn-ˌbrē-diŋ\

Definition of linebreeding

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

linebred

play \ˈlīn-ˌbred\ adjective

Circa 1879

First Known Use of linebreeding

circa 1879


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linebreeding

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noun line·breed·ing \-iŋ\

Medical Definition of linebreeding

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


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