outbreeding

noun
out·​breed·​ing | \ ˈau̇t-ˌbrē-diŋ How to pronounce outbreeding (audio) \

Definition of outbreeding

: the interbreeding of individuals or stocks that are relatively unrelated : outcrossing

First Known Use of outbreeding

1901, in the meaning defined above

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outbreeding

noun
out·​breed·​ing | \ ˈau̇t-ˌbrēd-iŋ How to pronounce outbreeding (audio) \

Medical Definition of outbreeding

: the interbreeding of individuals or stocks that are relatively unrelated — compare inbreeding, linebreeding

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