outcross

noun
out·​cross | \ ˈau̇t-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce outcross (audio) \

Definition of outcross

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a cross between relatively unrelated individuals
2 : the progeny of an outcross

outcross

verb
outcrossed; outcrossing; outcrosses

Definition of outcross (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cross with a relatively unrelated individual or strain : to subject to outcrossing

First Known Use of outcross

Noun

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outcross was in 1890

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“Outcross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outcross. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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outcross

noun
out·​cross | \ ˈau̇t-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce outcross (audio) \

Medical Definition of outcross

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a cross between relatively unrelated individuals
2 : the progeny of an outcross

Medical Definition of outcross (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cross with a relatively unrelated individual or strain

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